Name Mila Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Mila


Mila is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Mila?

Mila is a Slavic name and derived from names with the element “mil/мил”, e.g. Milena or Ludmila. In Spanish, Mila is a short form of the name Milagros and in Arabic, it is a short form of Jamila.

What does the name Mila mean?

Mila means “dear”, “pleasant” and “gracious” (from Old Slavic “milŭ/милъ”). Mila means “miracles” in Spanish (originally from Latin “miraculum”) and “beautiful” in Arabic (from “jamila/جميلة”).

Similar names and middle names for Mila

Names that are similar to Mila in pronunciation and style are Meela, Melah, Mela, Melah, Milah, Milla, Millah, Mylah, Myla and Miylah. Since Mila is a short first name, parents like to pair it with longer middle names such as Alexandra, Alexandria, Anastasia, Bellatrix, Evangeline, Delilah, Hannah and Josephine.

Famous women named Mila

  • The increase in popularity for the name Mila is mostly attributed to the actress Mila Kunis (born 1983), who is well known for her roles in the 70’s shows “Black Swan” (2010) and “Bad Moms” (2016/17). Her full name is Milena Markowna Kunis. Mila Kunis is married to the actor Ashton Kutcher with whom she shares a son named Dimitri and a daughter named Wyatt.
  • Mila Mason (born 1963) is an American country music artist debuted 1996 and released two studio records. However, she is still actively pursuing music using various streaming platforms to release her songs.
  • Mila Nikolova (1962 - 2018), was a famous Bulgarian applied mathematician mostly known for her research in inverse problems, compressed sensing and image processing.
  • Mila Gojsalić, who lived in the 16th century, is a folk heroine in Croatia. During the Ottoman wars, Mila blew up the Ottoman munitions stockpile and helped the people of Poljica to defeat the Turkic soldiers.

Pronunciation of Mila

Variants of the name Mila

Milla Myla Mylah

Parents who like the name Mila also like

Mia Emma Noah Ella Liam Sophie Sophia Emily Charlotte Emilia Olivia Lucas Maya Isabella Amelia Eva Hannah Benjamin Lily Anna

Popularity of the name Mila

The name Mila is ranked #10 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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