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Willow

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 5 5 0
1902 5 5 0
1904 8 8 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 5 5 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 11 11 0
1915 23 23 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 15 15 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 20 20 0
1921 23 23 0
1922 15 15 0
1923 27 27 0
1924 32 26 6
1925 27 27 0
1926 35 35 0
1927 23 23 0
1928 30 30 0
1929 26 26 0
1930 19 19 0
1931 24 24 0
1932 26 26 0
1933 24 24 0
1934 23 23 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 24 24 0
1937 13 13 0
1938 22 22 0
1939 19 19 0
1940 16 16 0
1941 15 15 0
1942 12 12 0
1943 14 14 0
1944 23 23 0
1945 21 21 0
1946 20 20 0
1947 24 24 0
1948 18 18 0
1949 12 12 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 11 11 0
1953 17 17 0
1954 12 12 0
1955 21 21 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 12 12 0
1958 9 9 0
1959 13 13 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 12 12 0
1963 11 11 0
1964 20 20 0
1965 11 11 0
1966 14 14 0
1967 10 10 0
1968 15 15 0
1969 17 17 0
1970 20 20 0
1971 33 33 0
1972 32 32 0
1973 43 43 0
1974 53 53 0
1975 53 53 0
1976 66 66 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 75 75 0
1979 66 61 5
1980 60 60 0
1981 41 41 0
1982 40 40 0
1983 31 31 0
1984 29 29 0
1985 37 37 0
1986 22 22 0
1987 21 21 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 35 35 0
1990 29 29 0
1991 61 55 6
1992 59 54 5
1993 50 50 0
1994 84 84 0
1995 90 90 0
1996 133 125 8
1997 175 169 6
1998 255 250 5
1999 321 309 12
2000 307 301 6
2001 379 379 0
2002 552 545 7
2003 543 536 7
2004 526 518 8
2005 549 542 7
2006 582 577 5
2007 780 768 12
2008 791 791 0
2009 1,048 1,048 0
2010 1,123 1,116 7
2011 1,574 1,567 7
2012 1,836 1,821 15
2013 2,091 2,071 20
2014 2,405 2,390 15
2015 2,789 2,776 13

Want to know about the popularity of the Willow baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,052 babies born with the name Willow in the United States. That's more than enough Willows to occupy the country of Palau with an estimated population of 21,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Willow" was in 2015 with a total of 2,776 babies. (That's a lot of baby Willows)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Willow" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 33 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 2,789 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Willow" mean? The list below shows the origins of Willow as well as things modernly associated with the name Willow such as celebrities named Willow.

Origin and Meaning of Willow

The name "Willow" is of English origin, and it means "From the Willow Grove". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wil"low
Senses
  1. [Bot] Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. “A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight.” Sir W. Scott. Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person beloved, is said to wear the willow."And I must wear the willow garland For him that's dead or false to me." [Campbell.]
  2. [Textile Manuf] A machine in which cotton or wool is opened and cleansed by the action of long spikes projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded with similar spikes; -- probably so called from having been originally a cylindrical cage made of willow rods, though some derive the term from winnow, as denoting the winnowing, or cleansing, action of the machine. Called also willy twilly twilly devil, and devil.

Etymology: OE. wilowe wilwe, AS. wilig welig; akin to OD. wilge, D. wilg, LG. wilge. Cf. Willy

verb Wil"low
To open and cleanse, as cotton, flax, or wool, by means of a willow. See Willow (n.), 2.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A textile machine having a system of revolving spikes for opening and cleaning raw textile fibers
  2. Any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix

Willow Smith

Willow Smith is a singer, actress, and dancer specializing in R&B, pbr&b, neo soul, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Willow was born in 2000 as Willow Camille Reign Smith in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Willow

Willow Curve
Willow Grove Mall
Willow Street Yoga
Willow Tree
Willow Tv
Willow Arlington
Willow Creek
Willow Shields

Alternative Meanings

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

L is for lucky, who is more?

L is for love, everlasting.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

W is for wanderlust, travel is near!

Your name in reverse order is "Wolliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lwwloi". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Willow born Oct 9, 1998

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1225. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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