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What does Attila mean?

Attila Pronunciation of Attila [at-ti-la] as a boys' name is of Hungarian origin, and the meaning of Attila is "father-like". Also possibly from the Latin family name Attilius. Attila the Hun was the king of the Huns whose cruel invasions of the Balkans and Gaul helped hasten the end of the Roman Empire. He was also known as "the scourge of God".


Attila has 5 variants: Atila, Atilano, Atilo, Attilia and Attilio.

Affiliated boy name: Atli.

Creative forms:
(male) Artila, Attial, ..

(female) Attita, Attiva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Attila Cassius (A.C.), ..

How popular is Attila?

Attila is an unusual given name for males. Attila is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Attila (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Attilio. This form of Attila reached the height of its popularity 105 years ago (#1004). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Attilio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abia, Abija, Achill, Acquila, Adil, Agilan, Aimil, Akil, Akila, Akilla, Akira, Akiva, Alia, Alta, Amil, Antal, Antin, Antino, Antol, Antole, Antoly, Anwil, Anwill, Aquil, Aquila, Aquilla, Aquilo, Artie, Artimas, Athol, Atholl, Atif, Atim, Atiph (see Atif), Atkins, Atlas, Atlea, Atticus, Attlas, Attlee, Attley, Atwell, Autha, Avia, Avrill, Axil, Axill, Aymil, Azria, Ottild (see Odilo) and Palila. Like Attila, these names are not commonly used.

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