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Willoughby

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English
"farm near the willows"

Willoughby Origin and Meaning

The name Willoughby is a boy's name of English origin meaning "farm near the willows".
Willoughby is an energetic last-name-first route to the popular short form Will, livelier than any of the two-syllable options. It could be picked up by parents attracted to the Willow sound for girls.

Willoughby Patterne is the protagonist of the George Meredith novel, The Egotist. Willoughby Sharp was a contemporary artist, curator, critic and founder of the seminal art magazine, Avalanche. There is a classic 1962 British children's novel titled The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken that was made into a film in 1989.
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Willoughby Popularity

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20 Names Similar to Willoughby

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Lists containing Willoughby

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Famous People Named Willoughby

  • Willoughby Hickmanthree British baronets
  • Willoughby WilliamsAmerican Revolutionary soldier and politician
  • Willoughby WilliamsJr., American banker and sheriff
  • Willoughby SharpAmerican artist
  • (Charles) Willoughby Moke Norrie1st Baron Norrie, British soldier; Governor of South Australia, 8th Governor,General of New Zealand
  • Willoughby Merrik Campbell Burrell5th Baron Gwydyr, British soldier
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Willoughby in Pop Culture

  • Willoughbycharacter on TV's "Don't Trust the B,,,, in Apartment 23"
  • John Willoughbycharacter in "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
  • Sir Clement Willoughbycharacter in "Evelina" by Fanny Burney
  • Sir Willoughby Patternecharacter in "The Egoist" by George Meredith
  • "The Stop at Willoughby" episode of TV series "The Twilight Zone"
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