Willow

Unisex

Meaning

From The Willow Grove

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈwɪloʊ/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Willow is honestly one of my names of the year, and it's been a huge hit with the PupNames community too.

Willow is a name as graceful as the tree it's derived from; a top-notch choice for your canine companion. It's got that earthy, boho vibe, perfect for a dog who loves frolicking in the park. Plus, it's a nod to the iconic Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer - a character known for her loyalty and resilience. Just like your dog, right?

And let's not forget Willow Smith, who taught us all how to whip our hair back and forth.

So, if your pup's got a swishy tail, it's practically destiny. Yes... Wlilow! A name that's flexible, strong, and full of character.

Traits associated with the name Willow:

Dogs named Willow tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Willow?

That you have a creative and unique sense of style. You may also be drawn to nature and the outdoors.

Is Willow a good dog name?

Willow has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Willow is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Willow is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Willow outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Willow was, in the past month, the 63rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Willow is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Willow was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Willow's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Willow is most adored in South Carolina, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Willow.

Most popular breeds named Willow:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Siberian Husky
  5. Australian Shepherd

Willow is found in these categories:

spring dog names
spring

Willows often bloom during warmer months, symbolizing renewal and growth.

badass dog names
badass

Evokes strength and resilience, referencing the flexible yet sturdy nature of willow trees.

country dog names
country

This name is often associated with rural landscapes and nature, evoking a rustic, pastoral vibe.

flower dog names
flower

Willows are plants, often associated with beauty and grace, making it a popular choice for pet names.

cute dog names
cute

Soft, gentle sound evokes images of adorable, fluffy puppies.

british dog names
british

Common tree in UK, associated with folklore, cricket bats, and literature.

gothic dog names
gothic

This name is linked to dark, mysterious imagery often associated with eerie, haunted forests.

ocean dog names
ocean

Willows grow near water, symbolizing the connection between the tree and sea.

nature dog names
nature

Willow trees are a prominent feature in many landscapes, inspiring this canine moniker.

spooky dog names
spooky

Associations with eerie willow trees and supernatural elements in folklore give it a chilling vibe.

Dog names like Willow:

The Season
Shade From Sun
Clearing By The River Bend
Colorful, Rainbow
The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
Summer
Willow dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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Psalm from South Africa (Gauteng, South Africa)
My puppy is named Willow
December 19, 2023

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JM (Maryland, United States)
Just named our new dog Willow. It's a sweet and gentle name, and it suits her perfectly.
October 12, 2023

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Elizabeth (Georgia, United States)
Cute doggie name
April 17, 2023

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John (Leinster, Ireland)
Tried to register Willow with the Kennel Club and were told it is a patented name that cannot be officially put on the certificate
February 11, 2023

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Mary (Tennessee, United States)
My puppy is named willow
January 24, 2023

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