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Given Name ATTILA
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ə-TIL-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Etele (Hungarian)
FEMININE FORM: Etelka (Hungarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Etzel (Germanic Mythology), Atila, Atilla, Attila (Turkish)
See Also
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