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What does Zilla mean?

Zilla Pronunciation of Zilla [zil-la] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zilla is "shadow". Biblical name revived by the Puritans. Rather popular in the 19th century.

Associated with: biblical, puritans, 19th century.


Zilla has 3 variants: Zila, Zillah and Zylia.

Creative forms:
(female) Zella, Zilma, ..

(male) Zili, Zillai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zilla Rory (Z.R.), ..

How popular is Zilla?

Zilla is an unusual given name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Zilla reached its apex position of #1332 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular varying form of Zilla is Zillah. These forms of Zilla were favored as birth names a century ago (median #1180).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zilla, Zillah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zilla is pronounced similarly to Ceila, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Cili, Cilia, Cilla, Cilly, Sally, Seila, Sela, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Xyla, Xylia, Zailie, Zalia, Zaylia, Zelia, Zelie, Zola and Zolia. Other recommended names are Alla, Bella, Billa, Calla, Csilla, Diella, Dilla, Eila, Ella, Emilla, Fiala, Fila, Galla, Gila, Giula, Hella, Illa, Kalla, Lalla, Lila, Lilla, Lolla, Mella, Mila, Milla, Mirla, Neilla, Nila, Orilla, Pella, Quilla, Rilla, Shilla, Twilla, Ulla, Valla, Viola, Willa, Zelda, Zellda, Zelma, Zia, Zillpha, Zilpah, Zilvia, Zinia, Zinya, Zita, Ziva and Zivka. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zilla.