"young ceremonial attendant"

Camilla Origin and Meaning

The name Camilla is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "young ceremonial attendant".

The Spanish Camila, pronounced ka-MEE-la, is the fastest rising version of this ancient Roman name, 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 Queen Consort, wife of King Charles III.

The floral name Camellia has also begun to bloom.

# 336 in the US

Camilla Rank in US Top 1000

# 492 on Nameberry

Camilla Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Camilla Popularity

Famous People Named Camilla

  • Camilla Rosemary (Shand) Parker BowlesDuchess of Cornwall, wife of Britain's Prince Charles
  • Camilla Belle (Routh)American actress
  • (Hilary) Camilla CavendishBaroness Cavendish of Little Venice, British MP and journalist
  • Camilla "Millie" MackintoshBritish makeup artist and TV personality of "Made In Chelsea"
  • Camilla "Milly" RossoEnglish actress; twin sister Rebecca "Becky" Rosso
  • Camilla LuddingtonEnglish actress
  • Camilla DallerupEnglish,Danish ballroom dancer
  • Camilla HanssonMiss Sweden 2014
  • Camilla MartinDanish Olympic badminton player
  • Camilla HerremNorwegian Olympic badminton player
  • Camilla von HollayHungarian silent film actress
  • (Jacobine) Camilla CollettNorwegian feminist writer
  • Camilla ArfwedsonBritish actress
  • Camilla Marie BeeputEnglish actress and singer
  • Camilla Maria HenemarkSwedish singer
  • Camilla CrocianiPrincess of Bourbon,Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro
  • (Jean Edith) Camilla LäckbergSwedish novelist
  • Camilla Rossiterdaughter of actor Leonard Rossiter
  • Camilla Cleese (b. 1984)daughter of actor John Cleese
  • Camilla Chan (b. 2016)daughter of Canadian,Hong Kong actress Aimee Chan

Camilla in Pop Culture

  • Camilla of the Volscidaughter of King Metabus and Casmilla in Roman mythology, who helped King Turnus fight against Aeneas
  • Camilla Macaulaycharacter in "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt
  • Camilla Tyroldmain character in "Camilla" by Fanny Burney
  • Camilla Caracharacter in 1994 film "Camilla"
  • Camilla Busincharacter in 1954 film "Camilla"
  • "Camilla Dickinson" novel by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Camilla Valeriuscharacter in video game "Skyrim"
  • Camilla "Chummy" FortescueCholmeley,Browne Noakes, character on TV's "Call the Midwife"
  • Camilla Figgcharacter on TV's "Dexter"
  • Camilla the ChickenMuppet character
  • Camilla "Cam" Lawsoncharacter in Jacqueline Wilson's "Tracy Beaker" novel and TV series
  • Camillacharacter from the video game Fire Emblem: Fates.
  • Camilla Parkercharacter from Adventures in Odyssey