Camilla Name Meaning & Origin

Camilla

Pronunciation: kah-MIL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Camilla:

Derived from the Latin camilla (virgin of unblemished character). Var:Camilla, Camille, Kamilla, Kamille. Short: Cami, Camie, Kam, Kamie. Pet: Millie, Milly.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cami, Camila, Camille, Cammie, Milla, Millie

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Nicknames for Camilla

Cami, Millie, Milla, Cam, Milly, Cams, Mills

Meanings and history of the name Camilla

Camilla was a huntress in Greek mythology who fought alongside men in battle in the Aenied. The poet Virgil claimed she was so fast she could run across the sea without getting her feet wet and run across a field of grain without bending any of the plants.

Famous real-life people named Camilla

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (born Camilla Shand, formerly Camilla Parker-Bowles), wife of Prince Charles of England.
Camilla Belle (born Camilla Belle Routh), American actress ("10,000 B.C.")
Camilla Rosso, Anglo-American teen actress
Camilla Läckberg (born Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg), Swedish crime writer
Camilla Power, Anglo-Irish actress
Camilla Dallerup, Danish dancer, actress and model
Camilla Rutherford, English actress and model
Camilla Sparv, Swedish-American actress
La Camilla (born Camilla Henemark), Swedish singer, actress, model, and political activist)
Camilla de Rossi, Italian composer
Camilla Williams, African-American opera singer
Camilla Cavendish, English journalist
Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro (born Camilla Crociani)

Camilla in song, story & screen

Camilla is the chicken Gonzo is in love with in The Muppets
"Camilla", 1994 film starring Jessica Tandy
"Camilla", or "A Picture of Youth" novel by Frances Burney (mentioned in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey") and Madeleine L'Engle.
"Camilla", opera by Valentino Fioravanti
"Camilla", song by Basshunter
"Camilla's New Hairdo", a 1994 children's book by Tricia Tusa
Camilla is the name of the botanical genus that includes the plant which produces tea, Camilla sinensis.
(No, the tea plant is CAMELLIA sinensis, not Camilla.)
A book called "Camilla the Cupcake Fairy" is currently a favorite. As well as the character Camilla Cream in the book "A Case of the Stripes"
There is also a city in Georgia called "Camilla" and a city in New York called "Camillus"
Camilla Swanson is a character in Lauren Myracle's charming tween books, "Luv Ya Bunches".

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