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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.kə-MIL-ə English
ka-MEEL-la Italian
kah-MEEL-lah Danish
KAH-meel-lah Finnish
ka-MI-la German
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of CAMILLUS. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the 'Aeneid'. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel 'Camilla' (1796).
VariantsCamille English Kamilla Danish Kamilla Swedish Kamilla Norwegian
DiminutivesCammie, Millie, Milly English Milla Danish Milla Swedish Milla Norwegian Milla Finnish
Masculine FormsCamillo Italian Camillus Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesKamila Czech Camille French Kamilla Hungarian Kamilė Lithuanian Kamila Polish Camila Portuguese Kamila Slovak Camila Spanish

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute