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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ə-TIL-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Possibly 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.
Other Languages & CulturesEtzel(Germanic Mythology) Atli(Icelandic) Atli(Norse Mythology) Atle(Norwegian) Atila, Atilla, Attila(Turkish)
Same SpellingAttila


Depiction of Attila the Hun by Mór Than (1870)Depiction of Attila the Hun by Mór Than (1870)


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