Meaning:helper to the priest
Camilla is an Italian girl's name that means "helper to the priest." It comes from camillus, a term used to refer to a young person serving as an acolyte in church in Ancient Roman religions. This isn't an old-fashioned name by any means, though—you'll find the name in the charts, with Camilla Cabello, and on the runway, with supermodel Camila Alves. The name can be spelled in various ways, with options including Camila and Kamila. Kamila, an Arabic name, means "perfect," and is worn perfectly by Kamilah Al-Jamil in The Good Place, an overachieving multi-hyphenate loved the world over.
Famous People Named Camilla
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- CamillaRosalind and Bruce Shand
Camilla Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Camilla is currently #632 on The Bump
Girl:Camilla is currently #266 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Camilla is currently #659 in U.S. births
Girl:Camilla is currently #233 in U.S. births
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100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 99
Online Etymology Dictionary, Camilla, October 2017
Behind the Name, Camillus, October 2012
Quranic Names, Kamila, A Quranic Name for Girls
IMDb, Rebecca Hazlewood
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