Given Name ATTILA

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ə-TIL-ə (English), AW-teel-law (Hungarian)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking subjects in Eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avithohol.

Categories

conquerors
VARIANT: Etele (Hungarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Etzel (Germanic Mythology), Atila, Atilla, Attila (Turkish)
SAME SPELLING: Attila
  Hungary
2015