Camilla

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Gender: F Meaning of Camilla: "young ceremonial attendant" Origin of Camilla: Latin Camilla's Popularity in 2013: #399

The Spanish Camila, pronounced ka-MEE-la, is the fastest rising version of this ancient Roman name, now in the Top 50, but recent royal Camilla may have helped promote the British brand. In Roman myth, Camilla was a swift-footed huntress so fast she could run over a field without bending a blade of grass.

Camilla has been in English-speaking use since the sixteenth century, and appeared in Virgil's Aeneid as a virgin queen. It was later popularized by an eponymous Fanny Burney novel, and in modern times Camilla Macaulay is the protagonist of Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Today, the name is connected to the former Camilla Parker Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwall.

The floral name Camellia has also begun to bloom.

Famous People Named Camilla

Camilla Rosemary Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Britain's Prince Charles
Camilla Belle Routh, American actress
Camilla "Millie" Mackintosh, British makeup artist and TV personality of "Made In Chelsea"
Camilla "Milly" Rosso, English actress; twin sister Becky Rosso
Camilla Luddington, English actress
Camilla Dallerup, English-Danish ballroom dancer
Camilla Hansson, Miss Sweden 2014
Camilla Martin, Danish Olympic badminton player
Camilla Herrem, Norwegian Olympic badminton player
Camilla von Hollay, Hungarian silent film actress
Camilla Cleese, daughter of English actor John Cleese

Pop Culture References for the Name Camilla

Camilla of the Volsci, daughter of King Metabus and Casmilla in Roman mythology, who helped King Turnus fight against Aeneas
Camilla Macaulay, character in "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt
Camilla Tyrold, main character in "Camilla" by Fanny Burney
Camilla Cara, character in 1994 film "Camilla"
Camilla Busin, character in 1954 film "Camilla"
"Camilla Dickinson," novel by Madeleine L'Engle
Camilla Valerius, character in video game "Skyrim"
Camilla "Chummy" Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne-Noakes, character on TV's "Call the Midwife"
Camilla Figg, character on TV's "Dexter"
Camilla the Chicken, Muppet character
Camilla "Cam" Lawson, character in Jacqueline Wilson's "Tracy Beaker" novel and TV series

Cam, Cami, Camia, Camilia, Camilya, Cammi, Cammie, Cammilla, Cammille, Cammy, Cammylle, Camyla, Camylla, Camylle, Chamelea, Chamelia, Chamika, Chamila, Chamilia, Kamille, Kamyla, Mille, Millee, Milley, Milli, Millie, Milly

Camilla's International Variations

Kamila, Kamilla (Hungarian) Kamilka, Milla (Polish) Camelia (Romanian) Cama, Camala, Camile (Spanish)

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