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Gender: Male Meaning of Attila: "little father" Origin of Attila: Hungarian

The name Attila is a boy's name of Hungarian, Turkish origin meaning "little father". Attila and is often added to lists like Great Names for Big Dogs and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

Stun-gunned by the fifth-century Hun, though still well-used in contemporary Hungary and Turkey. Some sources also suggest Turkish origins for the name.

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Pop Culture References for the name Attila

Atilo, Atila, Attilla

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ambercat Says:


Sort of like the Polish name Lech, I don't think this one travels very well. Also, at risk of sounding racist, Attila would sound strange to me on someone who wasn't Hungarian or of Hungarian ancestry (that is just my opinion).

elifsu Says:


It is a beautiful name, it can be written as Atila, Atilla, Atilay or Atalay also

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I don't think the hun connotation is what's kept people away from this name. After all, Alexander the Great was an international tyrant, but his name is still going strong. I think Attila's lack of popularity has more to do with the fact that it hasn't been featured prominently in any movies or tv shows, or baby name books from current centuries. It's just a naturally rare name that has been used rather sparingly throughout history, and is perfect for those who are looking for a strong but soft boy name.