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What does Cilla mean?

Cilla Pronunciation of Cilla as a girls' name is pronounced SI-lah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cilla is "ancient". Pet form of Priscilla, associated with English singer and TV personality Cilla Black, whose real name is Priscilla White. Also sometimes used as a diminutive of Cecilia.


ASSOCIATED WITH ancient (old), black, white


RELATIONS VIA CECILIA, PRISCILLA Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilla, Cecille, Cecillia, Ceclia, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilena, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cesya, Cicely, Cici, Cicilia, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilly, Selia, Sile, Sileas, Silke

(female) Cilca, ..

(male) Cillo, ..

Cilla Emberlee (C.E.), ..

How popular is Cilla?

Cilla is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#146011 out of 150436, Top 97%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Cilla entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #1917 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Cilla rated in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#155 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Priscilla (#575), Celia (#936), Cecille, Ceil, Cele, Celie and Cicely. Adoption of these forms of Cilla was at its highest 118 years ago (USAGE OF 0.2%) and is somewhat less today (USAGE 0.2%, 30.2% LESS), with versions such as Priscilla going out of style. Cecilia is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cilla, Cecilia, Cecille, Ceil, Cele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celia, Celie, Cicely, Priscilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cilla is alike in pronunciation to Ceili, Salli, Sally, Seila, Sela, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Sula, Xyla, Xylia, Zalia, Zelia, Zila, Zilla, Zillah, Zoela, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aila, Alla, Billa, Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Callan, Calli, Callia, Cally, Camilla, Cayla, Chela, Chella, Ciana, Ciara, Cira, Cirilla, Clea, Colly, Criolla (see Creola), Csilla, Cybilla, Cyrilla, Dalla, Della, Dilla, Ella, Fila, Galla, Gila, Giula, Hella, Illa, Kalla, Lila, Lilla, Lolla, Mella, Milla, Neilla, Olla, Pella, Rella, Rilla, Shilla, Tulla, Valla, Viola and Willa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cilla.

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