Gender: Female Meaning of Aquila: "eagle" Origin of Aquila: Latin

The name Aquila is a girl's name meaning "eagle". Aquila and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

An evocative ancient word that's used as a first name in the New Testament, among other places. It's also the name of an eagle-shaped constellation.

That said, contemporary interest in the name Aquila probably stems from its use as the name of Facebook's secretive drone project. If that takes off, and its name doesn't change, Aquila could take a hit, like Siri and Alexa before it.

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Pop Culture References for the name Aquila


elisabeth_terceiro Says:


I have a friend who’s name is ‘tehillah.’

Starelli Says:


Yes, agreed. I'm not sure I could shake the word 'tequila' from Acquila.

beachbear Says:


Aquila want some tequila

morning_glory Says:


This is a boy's name.

Loveislife23 Says:


Reminds me of the ship in Assassin's Creed 3.

Meisch Says:


I know Aquila as a boy's name. It was a man's name in the New Testament
and it was the name one of my ancestors (a man).