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 Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".
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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