[ 3 syll. ja-mi-la, jam-ila ] The baby girl name Jamila is pronounced JHaa-MIY-Laa- †. Jamila has its origins in the Arabic language. It is used largely in African, Arabic, English, and Swahili. It is derived from the word jamil which is of the meaning 'beautiful'. Jamila is the feminine version of the African, Arabic, and English Jamil.
The name Jamila is used to a great extent; it has 27 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Gamila, Jahmil, Jameala, Jameelah (used in Arabic too), Jamela, Jamelah, Jamelia, Jamell, Jamella, Jamelle, Jamiela, Jamilah (used in Arabic too), Jamilia, Jamillia (used in Arabic too), Jamula, Jemila (used in Arabic too), Yamile (used in Spanish too), Yamilet (used in Spanish too), Yamileth (used in Spanish too), and Yamilex (used in Spanish too). Other English forms include the spelling variants Jameela (used in Arabic and Indian too) and Jamillah (used in Arabic too). Forms used in foreign languages include the Arabic and French Djamilia, the Arabic and French Djemila, and the Arabic Jamilla. The spelling variants Djamila (Arabic, French, and Swahili) and Yamila (Portuguese) are other foreign forms.
Jamila is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1977, 0.025% of baby girls were named Jamila. It was #468 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Jamila, Yamileth was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Jamila include Jamilah, Jamilla, Jamela, Jamie Lee, Jamielee, Janalee, Janali, Janelly, Janielle, Jannali, Jemila, Jenilee, Jennalee, Jennilee, Jenny Lee, Jennylee, Jennyly, Jonella, Jonilee, and Gianella.
† Pronunciation for Jamila: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"