Skip to main content

Updated May 24, 2023

Table of contents

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Attendant at a religious ceremony

What does Camila mean and stand for?

Camila is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of the name Camilla, a term originally used for a youth serving as acolyte in the ritual of ancient Roman religion.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Camila

Famous people with this first name


According to Social Security Administration data, Camila has been gaining very quickly in popularity, rising from the 660th ranking in 2000, to the 80th ranking in 2009, to the 32nd ranking in 2016. Each year it has jumped up a few spots on the top 1000 baby names list and we can expect to continue to see it rise.

However, it is the 41st most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Camila was at its peak popularity in December 2016.

Camila has been in use since ancient Roman times in form of the Italian version of the name, Camilla. It began to rise in popularity in the 1990s and has continued to climb the charts. Today it is more popular than ever thanks to pop star Camila Cabello and Camila Alves McConaughey, Brazilian model and wife of actor Matthew McConaughey.

Where Is It Popular?

Nicknames for Camila

  • Cam
  • Cami
  • Mila
  • Millie

Pairs well with these middle names



People who like this name also like


Subscribe to Family Education

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.