The meaning of the name “Mila” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Mila is a name that comes from Slavic origins. It's not known exactly where the name was used first, but it is suspected to have been in either Poland or another Eastern European country including the Czech Miloslava and Dobromila, the Polish Kamill and Emilia and the Russian Ludmilla. At first, Mila was used only as the short forms of other Slavic names that included "mila” in the beginning or end of the word, but it became a separate name by common usage. The word Mila means “gracious” or “dear” in Serbian and Bulgarian languages. It is also used in Spanish for Emilia and a separate Swahili name meaning 'traditions' too.
Some of the names that Mila could have been derived from are Emilia, Ludmila, Milada, Milena, or Milica. There are no variations of this name, but it can be spelled as Milla in some countries such as Australia. One common misspelling of the name is Myla.
Since the late 1980s through 2014, the name Mila has increased in frequency in many countries around the world. Its usage peaked worldwide in 2014 with the highest ranking being 4th most popular female baby name in the Netherlands in 2014. Other high rankings that year were in Belgium where it was placed at 11th most popular, in New Zealand where Mila was 16th most popular, in Canada and Finland where it was the 25th most popular, in Switzerland where it was 33rd most popular, Australia where Mila (or Milla) was ranked at 42nd most popular, and in Slovenia where it was ranked at 45th most popular as a female baby name. It made the top 100 female baby names in the US, Scotland, Croatia, France, and Scotland as well.
Famous people who share the name Mila include Milla Jovovich and Mila Kunis (film actresses), Mila Munis the country music star, Mila Mulroney an activist and campaigner, Mila Horvat the Croation TV host, and Mila Gojsalic a folk heroine in Croatia.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Mila for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Mila is a girl name.
The name Mila is of Greek, Latin origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially African countries, Bulgarian speaking countries, Croatian speaking countries, Czech speaking countries, English speaking countries, Italian speaking countries, Polish speaking countries, Russian speaking countries, Serbian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries, Swahili speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Mila we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Mila Name Meaning
The meaning of Mila has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Mila are:
Latin meaning: Rival; emulating
Greek meaning: Friendly; soft; pleasant
Italian meaning: Derivative: Short for Camilla
Polish meaning: Young ceremonial attendant
Russian meaning: Loved by the people
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Mila and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Mila and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Mila is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Mila
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Mila displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Mila Boy Name Popularity Chart
Mila Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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