Meaning: Young ceremonial attendant
Alternate spellings: Camille, Camilla, Kamila, Kamilla, Kamille
When Prince Charles got caught cheating with Camilla Parker Bowles, her name – though suddenly in the public eye – didn’t exactly shoot up the charts. Years later, when divorced Prince Charles started to see Parker Bowles again, American parents must have found a soft spot for the other woman. Camilla took huge strides up the charts in the early 2000s, while alternate Camila – a newcomer on the list in 1997 – rose even higher. Camila has its roots in ancient Rome and Roman mythology, making it a good pick for parents who like a helping of history along with their names. The French version of the name, Camille, is also a pretty choice. Look for the Camilla spelling to increase as parents start looking for more ways to get to newly stylish nickname Millie.
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