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Gender: Female Meaning of Camilla: "young ceremonial attendant" Origin of Camilla: Latin Camilla's Popularity in 2017: #308

The name Camilla is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "young ceremonial attendant". Camilla is ranked #308 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Camilla

Camilla Rosemary (Shand) Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Britain's Prince Charles
Camilla Belle (Routh), American actress
(Hilary) Camilla Cavendish, Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice, British MP and journalist
Camilla "Millie" Mackintosh, British makeup artist and TV personality of "Made In Chelsea"
Camilla "Milly" Rosso, English actress; twin sister Rebecca "Becky" Rosso
Camilla Luddington, English actress
Camilla Dallerup, English-Danish ballroom dancer
Camilla Hansson, Miss Sweden 2014
Camilla Martin, Danish Olympic badminton player
Camilla Herrem, Norwegian Olympic badminton player
Camilla von Hollay, Hungarian silent film actress
(Jacobine) Camilla Collett, Norwegian feminist writer
Camilla Arfwedson, British actress
Camilla Marie Beeput, English actress and singer
Camilla Maria Henemark, Swedish singer
Camilla Crociani, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro
(Jean Edith) Camilla Läckberg, Swedish novelist
Camilla Rossiter, daughter of actor Leonard Rossiter
Camilla Cleese (b. 1984), daughter of actor John Cleese
Camilla Chan (b. 2016), daughter of Canadian-Hong Kong actress Aimee Chan

Pop Culture References for the name Camilla

Camilla of the Volsci, daughter of King Metabus and Casmilla in Roman mythology, who helped King Turnus fight against Aeneas
Camilla Macaulay, character in "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt
Camilla Tyrold, main character in "Camilla" by Fanny Burney
Camilla Cara, character in 1994 film "Camilla"
Camilla Busin, character in 1954 film "Camilla"
"Camilla Dickinson," novel by Madeleine L'Engle
Camilla Valerius, character in video game "Skyrim"
Camilla "Chummy" Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne Noakes, character on TV's "Call the Midwife"
Camilla Figg, character on TV's "Dexter"
Camilla the Chicken, Muppet character
Camilla "Cam" Lawson, character in Jacqueline Wilson's "Tracy Beaker" novel and TV series
Camilla, character from the video game Fire Emblem: Fates.
Camilla Parker, character from Adventures in Odyssey

Camilla's International Variations

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


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.

EvaThyssen Says:


I associate Camilla to Chummy, from Call the midwife. I don't care about that ugly royal wife. I couldn't care less about a bad person.
And Chummy is so lovely!

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.