Attila Name Meaning & Origin
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In Hungary and in Turkey "Attila" is commonly used as a male first name. In Turkey sometimes the name is spelled with double ll rather than double tt (Atilla). Most popularily known for the figure Attila the Hun. Other spelling variation is Attilla. Pronunciation in Hungarian puts emphasis on first syllable: AHT-eela. American pronunciation: uh-TIL-uh
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Means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns who invaded and ravaged Europe before finally being slowed down at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in Gaul.
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