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Gender: Female Meaning of Zilla: "shadow" Origin of Zilla: Hebrew

The name Zilla is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "shadow". Zilla and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favourite!".

From the experts:

Although this Old Testament name is soft and delicate, it runs the risk of conjuring up the monstrous Godzilla.

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Famous People Named Zilla

Tsilla Chelton, French actress

Pop Culture References for the name Zilla

Zilla, German diminutive of Cecilia

Zillah, Zilah, Zylla, Zila


EW314 Says:


Pretty, striking name, but overall I prefer Zella for its slightly warmer sound.

gmdx Says:


My last name is Maddox, so in middle school, I said I would name my child Zylla, because of A Swiftly Tilting Planet.
I prefer this spelling now, actually. Or Zillah