Marilla Name Meaning & Origin

Marilla

Pronunciation: mah-RIL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Marilla:

A short form of Amaryllis, a name of uncertain meaning. Amaryllis was the name borne by a shepherdess in the classical poems of Virgil and Theocritus. Alternatively, the name may be bestowed in reference to the genus name of a family of colorful flowering plants.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Amarilla, Marillis, Rilla

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Nicknames for Marilla

Rilla, Rillz, Mar Mar, Vanilla(obvious) La La, Gorilla ;P, Mars, Marsbar, Reller, Milly, Bill, Billy, Marilli

Meanings and history of the name Marilla

In the religious sense, Marilla is another form of Mary

Famous real-life people named Marilla

• There is a famous viola player named Marilla... If you know her name, feel free to edit this :)
• Marilla Ness is a Christian recording artist in the UK. (www.marilla.com)
• There's a professor in the department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin named Marilla Svinicki; a lawyer in San Jose, California, named Marilla Ronald; and a textile artist named Marilla Palmer in the USA.

Marilla in song, story & screen

Marilla Cuthbert, a character in L. M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" novels

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