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Mila is a girl’s baby name of Slavic origin that means “gracious” or “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 and Origin of the name Mila:

Mila is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning “dear” or “gracious.”

Mila was originally a diminutive of the name Milena, which is the feminine version of the name masculine name Milan. Mila is derived from the Slavic element mil (meaning “gracious,” “loving,” and “kind”).

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.

Nicknames for the name Mila:

Mila is a sweet and elegant name for girls. This name has many equally sweet and elegant sounding nicknames. Here is a list of great nicknames from which to choose.

Style of the name Mila:


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:


Emotion evoked from the name Mila:

Mila evokes feelings of beauty and success.

Alternative spellings 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.

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 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”)
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