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The feminine of the Latin form of the ancient Greek name Kamillos. In Greek mythology, Kamillos was one of the Kabeiroi, gods worshipped in Samothrace and Lemnos.
-- Damis  3/4/2005
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles of England.
-- frangg23  11/16/2005
I really love this name and the duchess has no effect on my choice.
-- Jeana Bradbury  1/17/2006
Personally, I like Camille better than Camilla, but both are awesome. :)
-- little_kit  5/15/2006
A lovely name. Both my mum and I love this name. I think it's silly that some people don't use it because of the Duchess of Cornwall. She actually a really nice person. Camilla... it sounds so clever, polite and friendly.
-- Cardwitch  5/28/2006
I have only known one person with this name, but she pronounced it CAM-il-la. She went by Cammie anyways.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2006
A famous bearer of this delightfully girly, classy name is Camilla Morton, author of the book "How To Walk In High Heels".
-- seethisworld  8/9/2006
Famous bearer: Actress Camilla Belle.
-- Pheadirean  8/21/2006
Camilla is a beautiful name, it's a name linked to life, and fun, and kindness, and cheerfulness.
-- Sophie-Lou  12/17/2006
Argentine actress Camilla Bordonaba is a famous bearer. She is most known by playing the role of Maritza Pia Spirito/Andrade in "Rebelde Way".
-- 6diablesse6  12/30/2006
In Denmark there are just so many Camillas. It's so overused, you can't imagine. It's quite pretty, but not that pretty. I'm glad my name is not Camilla!
-- elliebeth  1/21/2007
My name is Cammie, but a lot of people call me Camilla. As a young girl I hated my name and wished I could change it. But now that I am older I think it is a more wise and adult-like name. I think the name is very pretty! You will definitely grow on the name. And in the U.S. I myself have never ever met another Cammie or Camilla so I'm guessing that not that many people have the name. =]
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2007
I love this name because of the associations with a character in the novel "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt. Camilla McCaulay is decribed as a young woman with a face "as sweet, as grave as a Flemish angel." She has light brown hair that "blends into honey at the temples" and iron gray eyes. The narrator remarks that looking at her in the sunlight he is reminded of the passage in the (Iliad?) "about Pallas Athene and the terrible eyes shining." Sorry, my passage is from memory and not exact, but you get the idea. Love the name and the character. Highly recommend the book as well.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/31/2007
Camilla is quite a lovely name. I much prefer Camilla over Camille.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2007
Nicknames: Camille, Cammy, Mila, Camilka, Mily.
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/12/2007
Camilla Dallerup is a Danish ballroom dancer, most famous for her appearances on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing.
-- reservoirdoll1987  12/28/2007
I love this name! I know 2 Camilla's. I love this name, because they are both sweet and because the name itself is very sweet.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
Overused in Norway too.
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2008
A vamire in the book Camilla. But, hey, it inspired Bram Stoker.
-- Mia_Rights  5/13/2008
Director Pavlína Moskalyková and Matthew Solo have a daughter Camilla Solo.
-- Emilie007  9/7/2008
Today in Italy Camilla is rather popular, without being overused. It ranks 22nd of the most popular names in 2004. It was not much used in the 20th century.
-- presentperfect  12/19/2008
The Italian pronunciation is not kah-MEEL-ah but kah-MEELL-lah.
-- presentperfect  12/19/2008
It's such a beautiful name. I love Milla (mee-la) as a nickname for Camilla.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2009
Camilla is a pretty name, but there aren't that many people with it. It's a really long name and it took my sister forever to learn to write her name. We call her Cammie for short sometimes. :]
-- Mikaila  7/10/2009
A famous bearer of this name is Camilla Kerslake (b. 5th August 1988), a British classical crossover singer. :)
-- walesgal92  12/6/2009
The name makes me think of camels!
-- Anton  3/13/2010
I really like this name. I think it's sweet.
-- --allison--  4/14/2010
I like this name, but I prefer Camille.
-- Chrila96  11/20/2010
I must correct a mistake regarding the Italian pronunciation.

Wrongly stated: kah-MEEL-ah
Accurate answer: Kah-MEEL-Lah

No letter is neglected, mind you. Which means, both "L"s must be distinctly spoken. Consider "Isabella," "Bella" for a moment. People seem to at least be enlightened in knowledge that both "L"s are pronounced (whether or not that choose to voice). It is "EEZ-Ah-Beyl-Lah," or "Beyl-Lah." Never "Isa-Bell-Ah." Be mindful of the fact, Italian is a Romance language. Passionate people. Dramatic poeple. Love the words... linger and hold.

"Ca" always makes a hard "Kah." "I" (Mi) is tressed to "EE." Once again, both "L"s are sounded, which is most easily accomplished by placing greater emphasis on the character before (in this case, "I"). And finish with the "La," equaling "Lah."
Now, add your most dazzling, dramatic and prime Italian accent-- Voilà. [noted -ed]
-- Francesca  12/9/2010
The first two things that pop in my head when I hear the name Camilla:

1. Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall
2. Gonzo's chicken from "The Muppets"

While the second association is somewhat endearing... neither are really that great. And those associations aside, I find Camilla as a name to be a rather... boneless? What I mean is, while I find some (feminine) names to be too "macho," Camilla is on the opposite side of that scale. After the first syllable, it sort of... trails off...

I am sorry if I've offended anyone with the name Camilla. If it's any consolation, it's better than the English pronunciation of Camille.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2011
A bit on the frilly side, but at least it stands out a bit.
-- Hushpuppy  9/1/2011
Camilla Belle Routh is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Both pronunciations are nice, but the Italian pronunciation (ca-mee-lah) makes the English one sound so bland, at least to me. This seems to happen a lot with English vs Italian/Spanish pronunciations ;)
-- Anonymous User  3/17/2013
This name sounds both fancy and relaxed to me. It also has a cute nickname, Milla, which is one of my favourite names (although Cami/Kami is nice too, in an unusual way). As a Finn, however, the letter 'C' looks somewhat odd to me, so I'm torn between the normal Camilla with the weird 'C' and the rare Kamilla which has a safe looking 'K' in it. The camel association doesn't bother me since Camilla primarily reminds me of 'kamomilla'/camomile instead.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2013
Very beautiful name. :)
-- Anonymous User  8/19/2015
The name is also used in Iceland, and Germany.
-- jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
Camilla is the name of a character from Fire Emblem: Fates. She is the second child of King Garon of Nohr and a foster sister to the protagonist Corrin.
-- Buneary  3/29/2016
Very pretty, though I slightly prefer the similar sounding Carmela. It makes me think of a bouquet of flowers, probably due to its similarity to another name Camellia, ha ha.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
Camila Alves is Matthew McConaughey's wife and I think she's just gorgeous! Along with the sound of the name and saying it, it rolls off the tongue easily.
-- lmbartal414  1/24/2017

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