Meaning and Origin of: Mila

Mila meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Attendant at a religious ceremony
  • Italian : Miracle
  • Russian : Dear one

What does Mila mean and stand for?

Mila has Russian and Slavic roots and origins. It comes from the diminutive of Slavic names beginning or ending with Mila (for example, Ludmila). These nicknames are derived from the element Mil, meaning "gracious" or "dear".

Syllables: 2

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Merciful
  • German : A soldier
  • Irish : Servant

Boy name variations

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According to Social Security Administration data, Mila has skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade. It did not appear on the top 1000 baby names list until 2006 when it ranked at position 745. It jumped into the top 100 in 2013 and has continued to climb the ranks, climbing from position 30 to 14 this year.

It is also the 14th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Mila was at its peak popularity from September to October 2014.

The name Mila has sparsley been used throughout history and has only recently gained in popularity largely in part to actress Mila Kunis, known best for roles in the television series That ‘70s Show and the movies Black Swan and Bad Moms.

Where Is It Popular?

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