"small brook"

Rilla Origin and Meaning

The name Rilla is a girl's name of German origin meaning "small brook".
Rilla dropped out of the US Top 1000 in 1915, but it's starting to feel like an intriguing possibility again in this age of short, sweet, a-ending names for girls. It is traditionally a short form for names ending in -rilla, like Marilla from the Anne of Green Gables books (Anne's youngest daughter is Bertha Marilla, called Rilla for short). Rilla may also derive from the German word Rille, meaning "brook; stream".

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Famous People Named Rilla

  • Rilla AskewAmerican novelist

Rilla in Pop Culture

  • Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythemain character in "Rilla of Ingleside" by L.M. Montgomery
  • Rilla Roogorilla,kangaroo hybrid in video game "Crash Bash"