Gender: Female Meaning of Rilla: "small brook" Origin of Rilla: German

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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yvonne_virginia Says:


Marilla... "Rilla my-rilla..." love this name. Yes, I adore L.M. Montgomery!

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