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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MEE-la Origin of Mila: Diminutive of several European names Mila's Popularity in 2017: #30

The name Mila is a girl's name of Russian origin. Mila is ranked #30 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".

From the experts:

Mila is an appealing European short-form favorite shared by one-time That 70s Show star Ukranian-born Mila Kunis--more recently acclaimed for her work in Black Swan. Her full birth name is Milena.

Mila is quickly rising in popularity, jumping up the list in the past few years, even though it wasn't even in the Top 1000 between 1881 and 2005. Mila is now among the trendiest girl names starting with M.

It's also a versatile nickname: former President Bush's daughter Jenna named her daughter Margaret Laura, after the child's two grandmothers, to be called Mila.

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Famous People Named Mila

Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress
Milica "Mila" Mulroney, Bosnian-born wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Mila J (born Jamila Aiko Aba Chilombo), American singer, rapper and dancer
Mila Frances Tupper Maynard, American Unitarian minister and suffragist
Mila Gojsalić, Croatian folk heroine
Mila Horvat, Croatian TV presenter
Mila Mason, American country music singer
Mila Roselena Jones (b. 2002), daughter of actors Alicia Coppola and Anthony Michael Jones
Mila Seikaly (b. 2003), daughter of model Elsa Benitez and basketball player Rony Seikaly
Mila Rose Amaia Mitchell (b. 2009), daughter of actor Benjamin Mitchell
Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager (b. 2013), daughter of Jenna Bush Hager; granddaughter of former President George W. Bush
Mila Elizabeth Kissel (b. 2016), daughter of country music singer Brett Kissel
Milena "Mila" Cohen (b. 2016), daughter of dancer Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen

Pop Culture References for the name Mila

Mila Valentia, character in video game "Skyrim"
Mila Babicheva, character in anime "Yuri on Ice"
Melania "Mila" Borejko, character in book series "Jezycjada" by Malgorzata Musierowicz
Mila 18, novel by Leon Uris
Mila, main character in "Picture Me Gone" by Meg Rosoff
Mila, main character in The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse
"Mila Superstar," anime series and its main character
Mila, character on TV's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Mila, character in video game "Dead or Alive 5"
Mila, character in video game "Hotel Dusk: Room 215"

Milah, Milla