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Gender: F Pronunciation: mee-la Origin of Mila: Diminutive of several European names Mila's Popularity in 2015: #53

Mila is an appealing European short-form favorite shared by one-time That 70s Show star Ukranian-born Mila Kunis--more recently acclaimed for her work in Black Swan. Her full birth name is Milena.

Mila is quickly rising in popularity, jumping up the list in the past few years to its current Number 53, even though it wasn't even in the top 1000 between 1881 and 2005.

It's also a versatile nickname: former President Bush's daughter Jenna named her daughter Margaret Laura, after the child's two grandmothers, to be called Mila.

Famous People Named Mila

Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress
Milica "Mila" Mulroney, Bosnian-born wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Mila Gojsalić, Croatian folk heroine
Mila Horvat, Croatian TV presenter
Mila Mason, American country music singer
Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager, granddaughter of 43rd U.S. president George W. Bush

Pop Culture References for the name Mila

Mila Valentia, character in video game "Skyrim"
Mila 18, novel by Leon Uris
Mila, main character in "Picture Me Gone" by Meg Rosoff
Mila, main character in The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse
"Mila Superstar," anime series and its main character
Mila, character on TV's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Mila, character in video game "Dead or Alive 5"
Mila, character in video game "Hotel Dusk: Room 215"

Milah, Milla