Zillah Origin and Meaning

The name Zillah is a girl's name meaning "shade".

A light, bohemian-sounding biblical name, mentioned in the bible as a wife of Lamech, one of the first men.

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Famous People Named Zillah

  • Zillahsecond wife of Lamech, Cain's offspring (Genesis 4:19)
  • Cecilia "Zillah" AndrénSwedish ventriloquist of duo Zillah & Totte
  • Zillah R. EisensteinAmerican feminist scholar
  • Zillah MinxEnglish musician of punk band Rubella Ballet
  • ZillahMay Johnson, daughter of actor Wil Johnson; twin of sister Rain

Zillah in Pop Culture

  • Zillahservant to Heathcliff in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights"
  • Zillah Horsefallcharacter in Shirley (1849) by Charlotte Bronte; "nurse attending Robert Moore, a giant dram,drinker"
  • Zillah KeithMillie's sister in " A Life of Faith" book series
  • Zillaha vampire in "Lost Souls" by Poppy Z Brite
  • Zillahwife of Abel in Lord Byron's "Cain"
  • Zillahcharacter in Flora Thompson's "Lark Rise to Candleford"
  • ZyllZylle, Zillie, and Zillah, characters in Madeleine L'Engle's "A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  • "Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin" (The Gashlycrumb Tinies)
  • Zilla/Zillah/Tsila/Tzila/Tzillahmeans "shade" in Hebrew