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PronouncedPron.kə-MIL-əs English

Meaning & History

Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.
Feminine FormCamilla
Other Languages & CulturesKamil Czech Camille French Camillo Italian Kamil Polish Camilo Portuguese Kamil Slovak Camilo Spanish


Catholic saints, saints, uncertain etymology
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute