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Willow (F)>

Willow (female)

Masculine form:Willow (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
Private communication [CP]

English from the name of the tree [Salix spp], from Old English welig. The tree is "noted for its grace and the pliancy of its wood" [ONC]!

Note: A correspondent in Australia [CP] reports the recent use of Willow as a male name. The tree has no specific gender so we suppose it is as valid in this form as the female form!

See also the male name Willoughby.