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Willa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Willa?

The somewhat popular name Willa was the 384th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #274 in 1932.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2018 with 806 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Willa in any given year was 10 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Willa occurred roughly during the years 1881-1890, 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1906-1918, 1990-1994, 1997-2008, and 2009-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1960-1968, and 1969-1973.

Where is the name Willa popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

Willa's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Willa has risen.

The name Willa is chosen by a number of parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Willa (Girl)Willa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 806 384 < 5 --
2017 696 453 < 5 --
2016 688 461 < 5 --
2015 673 481 < 5 --
2014 562 550 < 5 --
2013 406 696 < 5 --
2012 389 714 < 5 --
2011 261 983 < 5 --
2010 269 952 < 5 --
2009 252 1,034 < 5 --
2008 247 1,061 < 5 --
2007 201 1,238 < 5 --
2006 116 1,796 < 5 --
2005 121 1,655 < 5 --
2004 99 1,906 < 5 --
2003 96 1,913 < 5 --
2002 97 1,851 < 5 --
2001 59 2,596 < 5 --
2000 56 2,669 < 5 --
1999 64 2,340 < 5 --
1998 46 2,888 < 5 --
1997 33 3,544 < 5 --
1996 35 3,361 < 5 --
1995 49 2,584 < 5 --
1994 48 2,624 < 5 --
1993 41 2,936 < 5 --
1992 31 3,578 < 5 --
1991 30 3,631 < 5 --
1990 27 3,908 < 5 --
1989 32 3,326 < 5 --
1988 32 3,159 < 5 --
1987 24 3,740 < 5 --
1986 30 3,128 < 5 --
1985 24 3,616 < 5 --
1984 37 2,573 < 5 --
1983 23 3,546 < 5 --
1982 26 3,339 < 5 --
1981 29 3,062 < 5 --
1980 24 3,501 < 5 --
1979 34 2,670 < 5 --
1978 32 2,676 < 5 --
1977 27 2,999 < 5 --
1976 24 3,092 < 5 --
1975 28 2,742 < 5 --
1974 27 2,756 < 5 --
1973 29 2,561 < 5 --
1972 34 2,274 < 5 --
1971 48 1,855 < 5 --
1970 50 1,800 < 5 --
1969 44 1,896 < 5 --
1968 41 1,885 < 5 --
1967 74 1,254 < 5 --
1966 76 1,238 < 5 --
1965 92 1,096 < 5 --
1964 109 1,041 < 5 --
1963 98 1,103 < 5 --
1962 135 913 < 5 --
1961 138 919 < 5 --
1960 149 854 < 5 --
1959 139 881 < 5 --
1958 164 785 < 5 --
1957 168 774 < 5 --
1956 185 703 < 5 --
1955 237 601 < 5 --
1954 226 603 < 5 --
1953 229 585 < 5 --
1952 276 508 < 5 --
1951 238 547 < 5 --
1950 256 507 < 5 --
1949 293 469 < 5 --
1948 244 531 < 5 --
1947 303 471 < 5 --
1946 300 448 < 5 --
1945 344 380 < 5 --
1944 371 360 < 5 --
1943 364 380 < 5 --
1942 420 339 < 5 --
1941 401 331 < 5 --
1940 374 329 < 5 --
1939 375 320 < 5 --
1938 368 330 < 5 --
1937 405 308 6 3,511
1936 454 281 < 5 --
1935 414 298 < 5 --
1934 486 278 < 5 --
1933 462 280 6 3,636
1932 515 274 5 4,268
1931 450 300 < 5 --
1930 512 292 < 5 --
1929 494 294 7 3,549
1928 501 299 < 5 --
1927 566 278 < 5 --
1926 536 288 < 5 --
1925 520 296 < 5 --
1924 471 307 < 5 --
1923 457 301 < 5 --
1922 416 319 < 5 --
1921 407 328 < 5 --
1920 424 317 < 5 --
1919 382 325 < 5 --
1918 425 311 < 5 --
1917 336 341 < 5 --
1916 316 349 < 5 --
1915 292 347 < 5 --
1914 251 332 < 5 --
1913 208 334 < 5 --
1912 180 344 < 5 --
1911 145 329 < 5 --
1910 134 342 < 5 --
1909 123 329 < 5 --
1908 99 364 < 5 --
1907 106 339 < 5 --
1906 97 340 < 5 --
1905 92 349 < 5 --
1904 91 342 < 5 --
1903 79 360 < 5 --
1902 64 390 < 5 --
1901 55 403 < 5 --
1900 84 369 < 5 --
1899 61 373 < 5 --
1898 60 400 < 5 --
1897 58 381 < 5 --
1896 67 357 < 5 --
1895 53 390 < 5 --
1894 43 428 < 5 --
1893 48 390 < 5 --
1892 51 377 < 5 --
1891 35 429 < 5 --
1890 51 360 < 5 --
1889 40 386 < 5 --
1888 39 393 < 5 --
1887 31 397 < 5 --
1886 31 394 < 5 --
1885 25 427 < 5 --
1884 16 540 < 5 --
1883 20 434 < 5 --
1882 15 492 < 5 --
1881 10 579 < 5 --
1880 12 517 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.