Given Name CAMILLA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: kə-MIL-ə (English), ka-MEEL-la (Italian), kah-MEEL-lah (Danish), KAH-meel-lah (Finnish), ka-MI-la (German)  [details]

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).
VARIANTS: Camille (English), Kamilla (Danish), Kamilla (Swedish), Kamilla (Norwegian)
DIMINUTIVES: Cammie, Millie, Milly (English), Milla (Danish), Milla (Swedish), Milla (Norwegian), Milla (Finnish)
MASCULINE FORMS: Camillo (Italian), Camillus (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kamila (Czech), Camille (French), Kamilla (Hungarian), Kamilė (Lithuanian), Kamila (Polish), Camila (Portuguese), Kamila (Slovak), Camila (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017