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What does Rilla mean?

Rilla /ril-la/ as a girls' name is of German origin, and the meaning of Rilla is "small brook".


Rilla has 3 variants: Rella, Rilletta and Rillette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Rala, Rilda, ..

(male) Rillaro, Rillo, ..

How popular is Rilla?

Rilla is an uncommon given name for females. Rilla is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Rilla for girls. Rilla entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #418 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Rella is the only other popular variation form of Rilla appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Rilla were popular during the years 1880-1889 (median #621), but now, the version Rilla has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rilla, Rella in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Rilla is alike in pronunciation to Raella, Railey, Raley, Raoula, Raula, Rayla, Reilley, Reilly, Rilee, Riley, Royalla, Rylee, Ryley and Rylie. Other suggested similar names are Aila, Billa, Calla, Cilla, Csilla, Dalla, Della, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Eila, Ella, Emilla, Fiala, Fila, Gila, Giula, Hella, Illa, Kalla, Lalla, Lilla, Lolla, Mella, Mila, Milla, Mirla, Neilla, Nella, Olla, Orilla, Pella, Quilla, Radilla, Ria, Riana, Ricca, Ricka, Rida, Rieca, Rieka, Riesa, Rieta, Rifka, Rika, Rima, Rina, Riona, Riqua, Risa, Ritta, Riva, Rivka, Shilla, Simla, Twilla, Ulla, Viola, Willa, Zila and Zilla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rilla.