Slavic, Russian
"gracious; dear"

Mila Origin and Meaning

The name Mila is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "gracious; dear".

Mila is a given name with Russian and Slavic provenance. It began as the diminutive form for names such as Ludmila, Milena, and Milica. Mila can be a nickname for any name containing the element mil, meaning "gracious" or "dear."

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, even though it wasn't even in the Top 1000 between 1881 and 2005. Mila is now among the trendiest girl names starting with M.

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.

# 19 in the US

Mila Rank in US Top 1000

# 101 on Nameberry

Mila Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Mila Popularity

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Famous People Named Mila

  • Milena Markovna "Mila" KunisUkrainian,American actress
  • Milica "Mila" MulroneyBosnian,born wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
  • Mila J (born Jamila Aiko Aba Chilombo)American singer, rapper and dancer
  • Mila Frances Tupper MaynardAmerican Unitarian minister and suffragist
  • Mila GojsalićCroatian folk heroine
  • Mila HorvatCroatian TV presenter
  • Mila MasonAmerican country music singer
  • Mila Roselena Jones (b. 2002)daughter of actors Alicia Coppola and Anthony Michael Jones
  • Mila Seikaly (b. 2003)daughter of model Elsa Benitez and basketball player Rony Seikaly
  • Mila Rose Amaia Mitchell (b. 2009)daughter of actor Benjamin Mitchell
  • Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager (b. 2013)daughter of Jenna Bush Hager; granddaughter of former President George W. Bush
  • Mila Elizabeth Kissel (b. 2016)daughter of country music singer Brett Kissel
  • Milena "Mila" Cohen (b. 2016)daughter of dancer Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen

Mila in Pop Culture

  • Mila Valentiacharacter in video game "Skyrim"
  • Mila Babichevacharacter in anime "Yuri on Ice"
  • Melania "Mila" Borejkocharacter in book series "Jezycjada" by Malgorzata Musierowicz
  • Mila 18novel by Leon Uris
  • Milamain character in "Picture Me Gone" by Meg Rosoff
  • Milamain character in The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse
  • "Mila Superstar" anime series and its main character
  • Milacharacter on TV's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
  • Milacharacter in video game "Dead or Alive 5"
  • Milacharacter in video game "Hotel Dusk: Room 215"