Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ə-TIL-ə(English)
AW-teel-law(Hungarian)
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Note In Turkish this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as ATTİLA in uppercase and attila in lowercase.

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.

Related Names

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

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

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Hungary: January 7

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Entry updated April 25, 2021