Willow will she blow far and wide…


With Pink announcing the birth of her daughter Willow Sage Hart, will there be a rush of baby Willow’s born in New Zealand?



Taken from the name of the tree which is derived from the Middle English wilwe (willow). Willow trees are noted for their flexibility and graceful appearance, hence the adjective willowy, which means “gracefully slender and lithe,” qualities seen as desirable feminine attributes.

FromΒ A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.



Willa, Willia, Wilhelmina, Willamina, Willo, Wilma, Willona.



Willow entered the New Zealand top 100 for the first time in 2010, making spot Β #83.

USA #290 for 2010, previous years, 313, 407, 429 & 524. Entered in 1998 at #853.



Here in a community I post Β in is a Mother with a Willow – Her son is Jett and her daughter Willow Saige, another person commenting in the thread has chosen Willow for her unborn daughter several months ago.

Another forum I have recently started to visit, a poster asks about Sage for a boy and gets mixed reactions.

Willow is actually on my short list but I think its sure to rise status will deter us πŸ™‚


Celebrity Willow’s include;

Willow Palin,

Willow Camille Reign Smith,

Willow Katherine White,

Willow Rose Owen,

Willow Lenora Herschenfeld,

And Sage

Sage Florence Galafassi

Sage Gold Marshall

Sage Ann Philips-Roberts (Twin Kellan Clay)

Sage Moonblood Stallone


Telegraph Willow’s

Willow Mia

Willow May

Willow Martha Phoenix (twin Thisbe Georgina Grace)

Willow Mary

Willow Annie Jessica

Willow Violet

Willow Muriel

Willow Agatha Rose

Willow Irene Laura

Willow Grace

Willow Matilda Ann

Willow Pamela

Willow Pandora Loveday

Willow Verder Georgina













14 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I know of someone who had her baby girl the same day as Pink, and also called her baby Willow.

    For some time to come, I think the baby’s full name will be “Willow – and I named her that BEFORE I heard of Pink!!!!”

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      I guess not all people will connect Pink’s Willow to her’s especially the older generations, and I guess Pink may not be around so much when she grows up anyway. Willow is a beautiful name.

  2. 3

    Sophia said,

    Willow is gorgeous but Sage is the stand-out name for me- I LOVE it! Toni Collette’s Sage Florence is probably my favourite combination period, they are my two absolute favourite names at the moment. I don’t necessarily think that Pink naming her daughter Willow will see an increase in Willows, but who knows. Do you know if other names high profile people have chosen have consistently risen statistically?
    I only know one little girl called Willow, and she has no siblings. I know of a few people using Sage in the middle (one of them being my close friend I told you about who named her beautiful girl Jaimie Sage) but the only Sage I know is a boy and his siblings are Jesse and Michaela, which I thought were surprisingly ordinary names to be teamed with such an unusual one as Sage, especially on a boy.

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      I don’t know about popularity I guess USA baby name stats would be affected more than say NZ or AUS but I really don’t know. What are your top five names at the moment? I like Florence and I really like Flora- particularly reminds me of the wee girl off the NZ film “The piano.”

  3. 5

    Sophia said,

    Can you delete the other bit too please? No I’m not in trouble but… well let’s just say the whole baby thing didn’t work out 😦
    In other news, I had the weirdest dream last night. Obviously I’ve never met you, but I dreamt you had your baby and it was a girl named Pearl!

    • 6

      babynamelover said,

      I had a miscarriage last year not an easy thing to go through I’m sorry to hear that :(. I do like Pearl for a girl nice dream!

      • 7

        Sophia said,

        Thanks, yeah it sucks but it was very early on so not as bad as it could be I guess. I hope your pregnancy’s been smooth! πŸ™‚

      • 8

        babynamelover said,

        So far πŸ™‚ can’t believe I am 26.5 weeks! Will they try again?

      • 9

        Sophia said,

        That’s great! Wow I didn’t realise you were so far along! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly πŸ™‚ My friend is almost exactly at the same point in her second pregnancy as you, very exciting πŸ™‚
        And yes, I’m sure they’ll try again.
        I have some interesting names to “report” to you haha, mainly kids who go to the Waldorf school that my friend Nora went to, in upstate New York which is where I am now.

        Siblings Kaulini, Subhadra and Lakshman (girl, girl, boy)
        Siblings Alexandra Sophia, Yakko, Eliaz and Giovanna (girl, boy, boy, girl)
        Siblings Rama, Malati and Yogi Jana (boy, girl, boy)
        Lillias (girl)
        Hollis (girl)
        Thelonious (boy, nickname Theo)
        Sisters Aqua and Honor
        Mikaio (boy)
        Anina (girl)
        Brothers Massimo and Gaetano
        Siblings Odessa Rose, Mardi and Devin
        Ma’or (boy)
        Brothers Makima and Taeven
        Siblings Ruth, Avila and Leo
        Otter (boy)

        I’m sure there are more interesting names (I was looking through the yearbook and wrote a lot down ha) so I’ll have more πŸ™‚

        Also, today I met a gorgeous baby girl whose name is Unari (pronounced You-nah-ree) which I’d never heard before. And my friend babysits two sweet kids called Finn and Sula (girl).

      • 10

        babynamelover said,

        Does your friend have a name picked? what is her first called πŸ™‚
        What a very interesting list of names! Lilias is quite pretty. Theolonious makes me think of Harry Potter? Mikaio is nice πŸ™‚ Unari is different but quite pretty πŸ™‚

      • 11

        Sophia said,

        Oops, i didn’t post my reply as an actual reply, it’s further up…

  4. 12

    Sophia said,

    No I don’t think she has a name picked yet but if she did she wouldn’t tell i’m sure πŸ˜‰ her first is Jaimie Sage, I think I told you when she was born because it was fairly recently, she’s only one. I just saw the photo you posted! you look great! beautiful belly πŸ™‚

    • 13

      babynamelover said,

      Aw yup I remember, she must be keen two very close together!
      Thanks 29weeks tomorrow, its going so fast I love my baby belly.

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