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What does Jamila mean?

Jamila Pronunciation of Jamila [jami-la] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jamila is "lovely". Popular among Muslims.

Associated with: arabic, lovely (beautiful).


Jamila has 7 variants: Jameela, Jameila, Jamelia, Jamilah, Jamilla, Jamille and Jamillia.

Related girl name: Jameelah.

Creative forms:
(female) Jamilee, Jumila, ..

(male) Jamilad, Jamily, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jamila Brighton (J.B.), ..

How popular is Jamila?

Jamila is a very prominent first name for females (#1672 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jamila entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #802 in the U.S. then, and is at #1914 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent alternative form of Jamila (#1914 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 is Jamilah. Adoption of these relations of Jamila was widespread among parents in 1993 (adoption of 0.01%) and is now much reduced.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamila, Jamilah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jamila and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jamila is alike in pronunciation to Jamela, Jamielee, Jamilia and Jemila. Other recommended names are Baila, Camala, Camela, Camila, Camile, Camill, Camilla, Camyla, Carmila, Dalila, Damia, Damita, Danila, Fadila, Fazila, Gaila, Hamida, Jadira, Jaima, Jaina, Jakira, Jakiya, Jaliza, Jama, Jamaica, Jameka, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Jamika, Jamilyn, Jamina, Jamisha, Janel, Janela, Janell, Janella, Janely, Jania, Janica, Janiel, Janiella, Janika, Janita, Jarica, Jarika, Jasmina, Jayil, Jayla, Jazmina, Jemima, Jenilea (see Jenilee), Kaila, Kalila, Kamila, Kamilah, Kamilia, Kamilka (see Camilla), Kamilla, Laila, Nabila, Naila, Palila, Pamala, Pamela, Pamilla, Pamina, Radmila, Samira, Tamica and Tamika. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jamila.

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