Finnish, Swedish, Slavic
"grain, will, fairy"

Vilja Origin and Meaning

The name Vilja is a girl's name of Finnish origin meaning "grain, will, fairy".

A name made most famous by the operetta The Merry Widow which features "The Vilja's Song". A vila is a woodland spirit or fairy in Slavic mythology. Vilja also means "grain" in Finnish and "will, intent" in Swedish, and is very popular as a girls' name in Scandinavia, ranking in the Top 100 in both Finland and Norway.

Vilja Popularity