[ 2 syll. mi-la, mil-a ] The baby girl name Mila is pronounced MIY-Laa- †. Mila's language of origin is Latin and Slavonic, and it is predominantly used in African, Czech, English, Polish, Russian, Slavic, Spanish, and Swahili. Slavonic origin, Czech and Slavic use: It is derived literally from the word mila which is of the meaning 'pleasant, dear'. It represents the transferred use of the vocabulary word as a given name.
In addition, Mila is a contracted form (African, Czech, English, Polish, Russian, Slavic, Spanish, and Swahili) of Emilia.
Mila is also a contracted form (Czech and Slavic) of the English and German Ludmilla.
Mila is also a derivative (English) of the Czech, English, Indian, Italian, and Slavic Milana.
Mila is also a contracted form (Czech and Slavic) of the Czech and Russian Miloslava.
Mila is a very popular baby name for girls, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. At the recent peak of its usage in 2016, 0.250% of baby girls were named Mila. Its ranking then was #48. Out of all girl names in its group, Mila was the most popular in 2016. Mila was more frequently used than the 2nd most popular name, Emilia, by 59% in that year.
† Pronunciation for Mila: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"