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Justified actor and CSI: NY alum A.J Buckley and his wife Abigail welcomed a baby girl on January 19thWillow Phoenix is the first child for both.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Willow: just as is says!

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: It originates from the Old English word “welig,” which originally referred to the willow tree.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Willa is a sweet name in its own right that also works as a short version of the name.

KNOW THIS: The willow figures prominently in folklore and mythology of many cultures. Ethnic Romani people believed the willow to heal the sick and restore youth to the aged.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION:  Actress Alyson Hannigan played Willow Rosenberg on the popular television show “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.”

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