Gender: Female Meaning of Camilla: "young ceremonial attendant" Origin of Camilla: Latin Camilla's Popularity in 2019: #271

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 Duchess of Cornwall.

The floral name Camellia has also begun to bloom.

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Rank in US: #271

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Camilla's International Variations

Kamila, Kamilla (Hungarian) Kamilka, Milla (Polish) Camelia (Romanian) Cama, Camala, Camile (Spanish)


EvaThyssen Says:


I prefer Camilla and Camille to Camila, especially with an English accent.

VanessaLily7 Says:


Reminds me of white lilies and Chamomile tea.
Quaint and beautiful.

cheesy-biscuit Says:


I love this name so much. It's so elegant and under-stated.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love this name so much but don't think i cant use it because it means camel in serbian :(

Daiseymae Says:


Camilla is a very regal and classy sounding name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Gorgeous, and Cam is a sweet nickname.

lindseylou89 Says:


I think this is so pretty!!! I wonder what the people named this thinks about their name?

lindseylou89 Says:


You made me laugh because I do the same thing, the mean people ruin names for me too and make me wonder if I name my child it will they turn out like them, lol good luck in your college field!

66letters Says:


Prefer Camilla to Camille, easier to pronounce as commonly intended.

Netta5187 Says:


This is such a lovely name! Very elegant, soft and delicate.

Floris Says:


Plus the only Camilla I've ever known was a vile and violent bitch. Oh, sure, she was nice looking and rather stylish. But I've never met a meaner person. And I've just spent the last semester in a court in Switzerland for college extra credits... So :(

SophyDJ Says:


It took me a while to stop associating this name with bananas (my country has a kid's show with an extremely annoying anthropomorphic gorilla named Camilla), but it's so beautiful. I have a friend with this name.

Luísa Says:


Hum... Why?

Rayman_UpTheGrove Says:


I know a Camilla who pronounces it 'Kah-Mill-ah' Either way though the name is pretty. ^_~

TheHumanCanvas Says:


It sounds classic, pretty and feminine. Camilla is nice!

Barbara Todt Says:


What about the name Elizabeth, or Anne

Barbara Todt Says:


Please any other name except Camilla

Alicia1 Says:


Pretty name!

Guest Says:


Camilla is such a beautiful name. It just rolls of the tongue. I don't like Camila or Camille very much though.

lesliemarion Says:


Can't stand Camilla, the English royal wife, but love the floral name Camellia.