Willow

Discover the origin of the Female dog name Willow. What does the name Willow mean? Find out how popular the dog name Willow is with annual rankings since 2013.

Willow as a dog name

In this article, we find out about the dog name Willow, discover its meaning, where the name originates from, how to pronounce the name, as well as the gender the name is commonly most associated to.

We’ll also discover the change in popularity of the name since 2013.

Willow as a dog name

How do you pronounce the name Willow?

The name Willow is pronounced “will oh“.

Is Willow a popular Female dog name?

Yes, Willow is a popular dog name. In fact, in 2021 it ranked 26 in the top 100 most popular Female dog names, according to annual reports comparing over 1 million dogs.

This ranking is based on the most popular dog names, where we’re able to show the popularity change of a name since 2013.

Popularity of the name Willow over time

Here is a table showing the popularity change for the name Willow, from 2013 to 2021.

Annual popularity ranking for the name: Willow
YearPosition
202126
202026
201931
201835
201745
201652
201565
201461
201374
Based on annual results published by Rover.com

Is Willow a unique name for a Female dog?

The short answer: Unique enough. Don’t worry about it.

Based on a study of pet ownership by the AVMA from 2018, we are able to see that there are more than 76.5 million dogs, shared between 48 million households across the United States alone.

That’s an average of 1.6 dogs per household!

Being ranked in the top 100 dog names alone will make a name much less unique than an obscure name that is both long, and difficult to pronounce, but with such massive numbers in dog ownership, having a unique dog name is going to prove more than challenging.

Our advice? Choose a name you love, rather than a name that is unique.