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What does Milka mean?

Milka Pronunciation of Milka [mil-ka] as a name for girls is of Latin, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Milka is "rival; laborious; eager; flattering, hardworking; queen". Milka is an alternate form of Emily (Latin): feminine of Emil. Milka is also a derivative of Ilka (Slavic): writer Ilka Chase. Milka is also used as a derivative of Malka (Hebrew).

Associated with: queen.


Milka has 7 variants: Malcah, Malkah, Malke, Malkia, Malkie, Milcah and Milke.

6 more relations via Emily, Ilka, Malka: Emila, Emilea, Emilia, Emilla, Ilke and Milly.

Creative forms:
(female) Micka, Milma, ..

(male) Milgue, Milta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Milka Jamya (M.J.), ..

How popular is Milka?

Milka is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#89895 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Milka (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Emilia (#145 last year), Emily (#8), Malka (#1331) and Milly. Other variants, like Malkie, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Milka was more pronounced in the year 1998 (median #1102) and has become significantly reduced since (#871, 52% less usage). Emily has been the most well-known version, though Emilia has become trendy as well. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emilia, Emily, Malka, Milly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emilia, Emily outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Celka, Cilka, Elka, Jelka, Mala, Malea, Malia, Malika, Malva, Meeka, Mela, Melba, Melia, Mella, Melva, Melya, Mia, Mica, Micki, Micky, Mika, Mike, Miki, Mikki, Mikko, Mila, Milada, Milana, Milanka, Milena, Milla, Mille, Milli, Mima, Mimma, Mina, Minda, Minna, Minta, Mira, Mirja, Mirka, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Misha, Mitra, Miya, Myka, Myla, Nika, Ricka, Rieka, Rifka, Rika, Rivka, Sitka, Telka, Tinka, Ulka, Valka, Vika, Vitka, Yulka and Zivka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Milka.

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