Mila

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a diminutive in many Slavic languages (Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, etc.) of female given names containing the element Mil-, -mila ("grace, beloved"), such as Ludmila, Milena, Milica, and of the cognates of Emily. Also from Spanish Mila.

Proper noun[edit]

Mila

  1. A female given name.
    • 1992 Sally Armstrong, Mila, Macmillan Canada, ISBN 077159156X, page 59:
      At the end of the evening―and remember it was a sad occasion―Auntie Fanny says, 'Shoiley, do me a favour, ask Myla'―she never called her Mila―'for the recipe.'
    • 1996 Karen Hesse, The Music of Dolphins, Scholastic Inc.(1998), ISBN 0590897985, page 52:
      My name is Mila. Mila is the name others gave me. The ones who found me. Mila is miracle.
    • 2003 Dina Mehta, Mila in Love, Penguin Books, ISBN 0143030191, page 4:
      And she persisted in calling me Mila after I had decreed that people should now use my full name: Sharmila.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Emilia and, through Russian, from Ludmila.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmilɑ/
  • Hyphenation: Mi‧la

Proper noun[edit]

Mila

  1. A female given name.

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Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mila f

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Milagros, Camila or Ludmila.