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Mila is a girl’s baby name of Slavic origin that means “gracious, dear”. Mila is originally a diminutive of names like Milena but became popular on its own in 2006. Mila is topping the charts, sitting at #20 as of 2020.

Meaning of the name Mila:

Slavic, Russian: dear, gracious

Origin of the name Mila:

Mila is a Russian and Slavic name meaning “dear, gracious”. Mila was originally a diminutive of the name Milena.

Symbolism of the name Mila:

Mila is the family name of most types of flowering plants. It is also the name of a type of pink oriental lily that is symbolic of beauty and admiration.

Style of the name Mila:

modern

Gender of the name Mila:

Mila is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Mila:

MYEE-lə (Russian), MI-la (Czech)

Number of syllables in the name Mila:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Mila:

Mila evokes feelings of beauty and success.

Alternative spellings for the name Mila:

Myla, Meela

Nicknames for the name Mila:

Popularity of the name Mila:

According to the Social Security Administration, Mila is a popular baby girl’s name that first entered the top 1000 in 2006. It has been in the top 100 names since 2013.

Related names for the name Mila:

Great middle names for the name Mila and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Mila:

  • Milena “Mila” Kunis (Ukrainian-American actress)
  • Mila J (born Jamila Aiko Aba Chilombo) (American singer and dancer)
  • Mila Gojsalić (Croatian folk heroine)
  • Mila Horvat (Croatian TV presenter)
  • Mila Mason (American singer)

Mila in popular culture:

  • Mila Valentia (video game, “Skyrim”)
  • Mila Babicheva (television, “Yuri on Ice”)
  • Mila (literature, “The Music of Dolphins” by Karen Hesse)
  • Mila (television, “Mila Superstar)
  • Mila (video game, “Dead or Alive 5”)