Named for the spicy fruit from Central and South America used in cooking. The word is from the Nahuatl language. Has gained some interest in Australia since restaurateur Pete Evans chose this name for his eldest daughter around 2005.
From the name of the spicy fruit which is from Classical Nahuatl chilli, via Spanish chile. This name can also be used as a MASCULINE name in the UK. It's only recorded usage in the UK was in 2004 with 4 boys with the name CHILLI.