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What does Cilla mean?

Cilla Pronunciation of Cilla [cil-la] as a girls' name is pronounced SI-lah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cilla is "ancient". Pet form of Priscilla, associated with English singer and TV personality Cilla Black, whose real name is Priscilla White. Also sometimes used as a diminutive of Cecilia.

Associated with: ancient (old), black, white.


32 relations via Cecilia, Priscilla: Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilla, Cecille, Cecillia, Ceclia, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilena, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cesya, Cicely, Cici, Cicilia, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilly, Selia, Sile, Sileas and Silke.

Creative forms:
(female) Cilca, Cillai, ..

(male) Cilley, Cillo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cilla Kyndal (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cilla?

Cilla is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#146011 out of 150436, Top 97%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cilla entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #1917 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Cilla rated in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#181 from current records), Priscilla (#502), Celia (#858), Cecille, Cicely, Celie, Ceil and Cele. Adoption of these forms of Cilla was at its highest 115 years ago (usage of 0.2%) and has remained as conventional to this day (usage 0.2%, 9.4% less), but with versions such as Priscilla going out of style. Cecilia is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cilla, Cecilia, Cecille, Ceil, Cele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celia, Celie, Cicely, Priscilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cilla is alike in pronunciation to Ceili, Salli, Sally, Seila, Sela, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Sula, Xyla, Xylia, Zalia, Zelia, Zila, Zilla, Zillah, Zoela, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other suggested similar names are Aila, Alla, Billa, Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Callan, Calli, Callia, Cally, Camilla, Cayla, Chela, Chella, Ciana, Ciara, Cira, Cirilla, Clea, Colly, Criolla (see Creola), Csilla, Cybilla, Cyrilla, Dalla, Della, Dilla, Ella, Fila, Galla, Gila, Giula, Hella, Illa, Kalla, Lila, Lilla, Lolla, Mella, Milla, Neilla, Olla, Pella, Rella, Rilla, Shilla, Tulla, Valla, Viola and Willa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cilla.

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