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Gender: Female Meaning of Jamila: "beautiful, graceful" Origin of Jamila: Arabic

The name Jamila is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "beautiful, graceful". Jamila and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

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Soft and appealing, with a whiff of vanilla.

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Famous People Named Jamila

Jamila bint Thabit, wife of Umar; companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
Jamila Velazquez, American actress and singer
Jamila Mejri, Tunisian poet
Jamila Afghani, Afghan feminist activist
Jamila Gavin, British children's author
Jamila Jemstone, Nigerian singer
Jamila Madeira, Portuguese politician
Jamila Massey, British actress
Jamila Mujahed, Afghan journalist
Jamila Abdallah Taha al-Shanti, Palestinian politician

Pop Culture References for the name Jamila

Jamila Singer, character in Salman Rushdie's book "Midnight's Children"
"Jamila and the President," 2008 Indonesian film

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lindseylou89 Says:


I worked with a Jamila and she was African American, beautiful, funny, smart, and hard working - really love this name with the way it sounds.