Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ə.ˈtɪl.ə/(English) /ˈɒ.tilː.ɒ/(Hungarian)  [key·simplify]
Note In Turkish this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as ATTİLA in uppercase and attila in lowercase.

Meaning & History

Probably 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 likely the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking subjects in Eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avitohol.

Related Names

VariantsEtele(Hungarian) Atila, Atilla(Turkish)
Other Languages & CulturesEtzel(Germanic Mythology) Atli(Icelandic) Atli(Norse Mythology) Atle(Norwegian)


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Name Days

Hungary: January 7


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


Entry updated December 7, 2022