Mila - girls name

Mila name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Mila name meaning:

The name Mila is of Slavic origin and holds multiple meanings depending on the cultural context. One interpretation is that Mila is derived from the Slavic word "mil" which means "gracious," "dear," or "loved." In this sense, Mila signifies a person who is gentle, kind-hearted, and beloved by others. Another interpretation links Mila to the Slavic word "milu" which translates to "pleasant," "pleasantness," or "sweetness." Here, Mila embodies qualities such as charm, amiability, and an overall pleasant nature.

Mila has gained popularity as a given name in various parts of the world, including Eastern Europe, Russia, and the United States. It has a modern and cosmopolitan appeal while retaining its traditional roots. The name's simplicity and soft sound contribute to its widespread usage and appeal. Whether parents choose Mila for its meaning of gracefulness and endearment or appreciate it for its pleasant and sweet connotations, the name embodies qualities that many find desirable when bestowing upon their daughters.

Origin: Czech


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Overall UK ranking: 39 out of 5581

1133 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (22)
  • Scotland (31)
  • England (40)

Historical popularity of Mila

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Mila from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Mila in 2024