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Girl Name: Camilla

Name: Camilla
Pronunciation: \c(a)-milla, cam(il)-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: helper to the priest
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Kamella, Kamillia, Kamillah, Kemilla
Variant forms: Cam, Cama, Camala, Camela, Camelia, Camella, Camellia, Cami, Camia, Camila, Camile, Camelia, Camill, Camille, Camillia, Camillie, Cammi, Cammie, Cammilla, Cammille, Cammy, Cammylle, Camyla, Camyll, Camylla, Camylle, Kamila, Kamilia, Kamilka, Kamilla, Kamille, Kamyla, Milla, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1040

Description

Camilla \c(a)-milla, cam(il)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-MEEL-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Camilla is "helper to the priest". Feminine form of the old Roman family name Camillus, of obscure origin. Literary: Camilla was the name of a warrior maiden, Queen of the Volscians, who battles Aeneas in the Roman poet Virgil's "Aeneid". The name may also be traced back to the young girls who assisted at pagan religious ceremonies. The heroine of Alexandre Dumas's famous play "Camille" was actually named Marguerite (see Camellia). The name was made popular in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel "Camilla" (1796). The French form %2 apparently became more popular in the US after Hurricane Camille in 1969. Friend of royalty Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Camilla has 38 variant forms: Cam, Cama, Camala, Camela, Camelia, Camella, Camellia, Cami, Camia, Camila, Camile, Camelia, Camill, Camille, Camillia, Camillie, Cammi, Cammie, Cammilla, Cammille, Cammy, Cammylle, Camyla, Camyll, Camylla, Camylle, Kamila, Kamilia, Kamilka, Kamilla, Kamille, Kamyla, Milla, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie and Milly.

Baby names that sound like Camilla are Kamella, Kamillia, Kamillah and Kemilla.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Camilla.

Popularity

Camilla is a very popular first name for women (#1040 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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