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What does Camilla mean?

Camilla Pronunciation of Camilla as a girls' name is pronounced ka-MEEL-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Camilla is "helper to the priest". Feminine of the old Roman family name Camillus, of obscure origin. Literary: Camilla was the name of a warrior maiden, Queen of the Volscians, who fought in the army of Aeneas in Roman poet Virgil's "Aeneid". The name may also be traced back to the young girls who assisted at pagan religious ceremonies. The heroine of Alexandre Dumas's famous play "Camille" was actually named Marguerite (see Camellia). The name was made popular in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel "Camilla" (1796). The French form Camille apparently became more popular in the US after Hurricane Camille in 1969. Friend of royalty Camilla Parker-Bowles.

ASSOCIATED WITH Cam-, -la, priest (monk), old, roman, young, heroine, play (opera)


VARIANTS Cam, Cama, Camala, Camela, Camelia, Camella, Camellia, Cami, Camia, Camila, Camile, Camelia, Camill, Camille, Camillia, Camillie, Cammi, Cammie, Cammilla, Cammille, Cammy, Cammylle, Camyla, Camyll, Camylla, Camylle, Kamila, Kamilia, Kamilka, Kamilla, Kamille, Kamyla, Milla, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milly





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How popular is Camilla?

Camilla is a very popular first name for females (#1040 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Camilla reached its highest rank of #364 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #374 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Camilla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Camilla outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Camilla (#374 FROM RECENT DATA) are Camila (#43), Camille (#246), Kamila (#328), Millie (#477), Kamille (#1185), Kamilla (#1542), Milly, Milla, Cammie, Camellia, Cami, Camelia and Cammy. Usage of these relations of Camilla was at its apex less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.67%) and has remained as widespread to this day (USAGE 0.65%, DOWN 2.8%). Camille has been the most prominent, although Camilla appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Camilla, Camelia, Camellia, Cami, Camila in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Camille, Cammie, Cammy, Kamila, Kamilla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kamille, Milla, Millie, Milly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Milla, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Camilla is alike in pronunciation to Kamelia, Kamella, Kamilah, Kamillah, Kamillia and Kemilla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bazilla, Caihla, Caila, Calla, Carlla, Carmalla, Carmella, Carmiela (see Carmel), Carmila, Carmill, Carmilla, Casilda, Cecilla, Cilla, Cirilla, Corilla, Csilla, Cybilla, Cyrilla, Damalla, Emilla, Jamila, Jamilia, Jamilla, Jamille, Jamillia, Marilla, Pamalla, Pamella, Pamilla, Radilla, Radmilla, Sabilla, Samella and Yarmilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Camilla.

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