Meaning:religious attendant, priest's helper
Camila is a feminine name of Portuguese origin. It is derived from the word "camillus," meaning "religious attendant" or "priest's helper." In ancient Rome, the role of the camillus was to assist the cleric with delivering a faithful service. Today, Camila is gaining popularity among girls from various backgrounds and faiths. With diminutives including Milla and Millie, there are many cute ways for baby to make this name their own.
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Camilla August 2023

  • Behind the Name, Camila

  • WordSense, Camillian

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, Page 97

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