Mila Name Meaning

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Fact: The name Mila gained significant popularity due in part to actress Mila Kunis, known for her roles in “That ’70s Show,” “Black Swan,” and “Friends with Benefits.”

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A Deep Dive

Mila Overview

Meaning

Gracious, dear, miracles

Gender

Girl

Origin

Spanish

Etymology

Derived from Slavic origin, often a diminutive of names like Milena or Ludmila, meaning “gracious” or “dear.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈmiːlə/

Popularity

Mila is a popular name in many countries, particularly in Europe and the Americas. Recently, Mila has consistently ranked within the top 20 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Popular, Cute, Exotic, Short, Modern

Associated Traits

Kind, graceful, charming, intelligent

Name Day

July 4th
A Deep Dive

Mila Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Milena, Milana, Milica, Milla, Melina, Mylah, Milanka, Milania, Milva, Melinda

Common Nicknames

Mimi, Millie, Lala, Mia, Mili, Milly

Diminutives

Mils, Mila, Mily, Mil

Famous People

  • Mila Kunis
    (American Actress)
  • Mila J
    (American Singer)
  • Mila Mulroney
    (Serbian-Canadian Public Figure)
  • Mila Mason
    (American Country Music Artist)
  • Mila Schön
    (Italian Fashion Designer)
  • Mila Islam
    (Bangladeshi Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Mila Donovan
    ("One Tree Hill," TV Series)
  • Mila
    ("Mila in the Multiverse," TV Series)
  • "Mila 18"
    (Novel)
  • Mila Gokhale
    ("Mila," Indian Film)
  • Mila
    ("Mila's Magic Shop," Video Game)

Places

  • Mila City
    (Béjaïa, Algeria)
  • Mila River
    (Béjaïa, Algeria)
  • Mila Mountain
    (Zhejiang, China)
  • Mila Park
    (California, USA)
  • Mila Island
    (Philippines)
  • Mila Lake
    (British Columbia, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Mila?

Mila means “gracious” or “dear” in Slavic languages, and “miracles” in Spanish. This name often suggests a personality that is loving and kind, radiating warmth and charm to those around them.

What Is the Origin of The Name Mila?

Mila has Slavic origins. It is a diminutive of names like Ludmila and Milena in Slavic languages, and it has been used independently as a given name. The name gained international popularity, particularly in English-speaking countries, due to its simple and appealing sound.

Mila Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Mila in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#262021#182022#282023
Top 3 Rankings#142018#182022#192019

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Mila

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202328
(-10 from 2022)
5895
(-581 from 2022)
0.33701
202218
(+8 from 2021)
6476
(+142 from 2021)
0.36117
202126
(-6 from 2020)
6334
(-307 from 2020)
0.35355
202020
(-1 from 2019)
6641
(-698 from 2019)
0.37569
201919
(-5 from 2018)
7339
(-826 from 2018)
0.39997
201814
(+16 from 2017)
8165
(+2191 from 2017)
0.43906
201730
(+18 from 2016)
5974
(+1145 from 2016)
0.31623
201648
(+5 from 2015)
4829
(+96 from 2015)
0.24945
201553
(+19 from 2014)
4733
(+669 from 2014)
0.24261
201472
(+6 from 2013)
4064
(+384 from 2013)
0.20774
201378
(+37 from 2012)
3680
(+1038 from 2012)
0.19090
2012115
(+59 from 2011)
2642
(+844 from 2011)
0.13622
2011174
(+190 from 2010)
1798
(+917 from 2010)
0.09279
2010364
(+99 from 2009)
881
(+214 from 2009)
0.04493
2009463
(+93 from 2008)
667
(+113 from 2008)
0.03294
2008556
(+202 from 2007)
554
(+169 from 2007)
0.02660
2007758
(-15 from 2006)
385
(+14 from 2006)
0.01819
2006743
(+278 from 2005)
371
(+133 from 2005)
0.01775
20051021
(+149 from 2004)
238
(+46 from 2004)
0.01173
20041170
(+21 from 2003)
192
(+12 from 2003)
0.00952
20031191
(+265 from 2002)
180
(+49 from 2002)
0.00897
20021456
(+485 from 2001)
131
(+42 from 2001)
0.00663
20011941
(+148 from 2000)
89
(+11 from 2000)
0.00449
20002089
(+279 from 1999)
78
(+16 from 1999)
0.00391
19992368
(-62 from 1998)
62
(+1 from 1998)
0.00318
19982306
(+250 from 1997)
61
(+11 from 1997)
0.00315
19972556
(+1501 from 1996)
50
(+24 from 1996)
0.00262
19964057
(+962 from 1995)
26
(+7 from 1995)
0.00136
19955019
(+230 from 1994)
19
(+1 from 1994)
0.00099
19945249
(+2247 from 1993)
18
(+7 from 1993)
0.00092
19937496
(-3408 from 1992)
11
(-14 from 1992)
0.00056
19924088
(+1093 from 1991)
25
(+7 from 1991)
0.00125
19915181
(-658 from 1990)
18
(-3 from 1990)
0.00089
19904523
(+763 from 1989)
21
(+5 from 1989)
0.00102
19895286
(+1823 from 1988)
16
(+6 from 1988)
0.00080
19887109
(-1497 from 1987)
10
(-3 from 1987)
0.00052
19875612
(-1882 from 1985)
13
(-9 from 1985)
0.00069
19860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19853730
(-878 from 1984)
22
(-9 from 1984)
0.00119
19842852
(+390 from 1983)
31
(+6 from 1983)
0.00172
19833242
(+1704 from 1982)
25
(+11 from 1982)
0.00140
19824946
(+305 from 1981)
14
(+1 from 1981)
0.00077
19815251
(-1259 from 1980)
13
(-6 from 1980)
0.00073
19803992
(-755 from 1979)
19
(-6 from 1979)
0.00107
19793237
(+1694 from 1978)
25
(+12 from 1978)
0.00145
19784931
(-1446 from 1977)
13
(-8 from 1977)
0.00079
19773485
(+327 from 1976)
21
(+4 from 1976)
0.00128
19763812
(-843 from 1975)
17
(-7 from 1975)
0.00108
19752969
(+1070 from 1974)
24
(+9 from 1974)
0.00154
19744039
(-1125 from 1973)
15
(-8 from 1973)
0.00096
19732914
(+62 from 1972)
23
(+1 from 1972)
0.00148
19722976
(-21 from 1971)
22
(-1 from 1971)
0.00136
19712955
(-17 from 1970)
23
No change from 1970
0.00131
19702938
(-484 from 1969)
23
(-5 from 1969)
0.00126
19692454
(-95 from 1968)
28
(+1 from 1968)
0.00159
19682359
(+16 from 1967)
27
(+1 from 1967)
0.00158
19672375
(+464 from 1966)
26
(+7 from 1966)
0.00151
19662839
(-297 from 1965)
19
(-4 from 1965)
0.00108
19652542
(+284 from 1964)
23
(+3 from 1964)
0.00126
19642826
(-767 from 1963)
20
(-13 from 1963)
0.00102
19632059
(+297 from 1962)
33
(+7 from 1962)
0.00166
19622356
(-352 from 1961)
26
(-8 from 1961)
0.00128
19612004
(+573 from 1960)
34
(+12 from 1960)
0.00164
19602577
(-342 from 1959)
22
(-4 from 1959)
0.00106
19592235
(-25 from 1958)
26
No change from 1958
0.00125
19582210
(+442 from 1957)
26
(+7 from 1957)
0.00126
19572652
(-684 from 1956)
19
(-11 from 1956)
0.00091
19561968
(+373 from 1955)
30
(+8 from 1955)
0.00146
19552341
(-266 from 1954)
22
(-4 from 1954)
0.00110
19542075
(-144 from 1953)
26
(-2 from 1953)
0.00131
19531931
(+480 from 1952)
28
(+9 from 1952)
0.00145
19522411
(-295 from 1951)
19
(-3 from 1951)
0.00100
19512116
(+935 from 1950)
22
(+10 from 1950)
0.00119
19503051
(-777 from 1949)
12
(-7 from 1949)
0.00068
19492274
(-19 from 1948)
19
No change from 1948
0.00108
19482255
(-392 from 1947)
19
(-8 from 1947)
0.00109
19471863
(+618 from 1946)
27
(+12 from 1946)
0.00149
19462481
(-540 from 1945)
15
(-4 from 1945)
0.00093
19451941
(+346 from 1944)
19
(+4 from 1944)
0.00141
19442287
(+160 from 1943)
15
(+1 from 1943)
0.00110
19432447
(-330 from 1942)
14
(-3 from 1942)
0.00098
19422117
(+551 from 1941)
17
(+6 from 1941)
0.00122
19412668
(-244 from 1940)
11
(-1 from 1940)
0.00088
19402424
(-477 from 1939)
12
(-5 from 1939)
0.00102
19391947
(+499 from 1938)
17
(+5 from 1938)
0.00150
19382446
(-250 from 1937)
12
(-2 from 1937)
0.00105
19372196
(+67 from 1936)
14
(+1 from 1936)
0.00127
19362263
(-484 from 1935)
13
(-6 from 1935)
0.00121
19351779
(+407 from 1934)
19
(+5 from 1934)
0.00175
19342186
(+923 from 1933)
14
(+6 from 1933)
0.00129
19333109
(-1153 from 1932)
8
(-9 from 1932)
0.00076
19321956
(+793 from 1931)
17
(+7 from 1931)
0.00154
19312749
(-815 from 1930)
10
(-8 from 1930)
0.00091
19301934
(+367 from 1929)
18
(+4 from 1929)
0.00154
19292301
(-517 from 1928)
14
(-8 from 1928)
0.00121
19281784
(-12 from 1927)
22
(-1 from 1927)
0.00184
19271772
(+579 from 1926)
23
(+8 from 1926)
0.00186
19262351
(-160 from 1925)
15
(-2 from 1925)
0.00122
19252191
(+323 from 1924)
17
(+3 from 1924)
0.00135
19242514
(-148 from 1923)
14
(-1 from 1923)
0.00108
19232366
(-636 from 1922)
15
(-9 from 1922)
0.00120
19221730
(+258 from 1921)
24
(+4 from 1921)
0.00192
19211988
(+475 from 1920)
20
(+6 from 1920)
0.00156
19202463
(+350 from 1919)
14
(+3 from 1919)
0.00113
19192813
(-437 from 1918)
11
(-3 from 1918)
0.00094
19182376
(+1337 from 1917)
14
(+7 from 1917)
0.00116
19173713
(-1846 from 1916)
7
(-11 from 1916)
0.00062
19161867
(+276 from 1915)
18
(+4 from 1915)
0.00166
19152143
(-478 from 1914)
14
(-2 from 1914)
0.00137
19141665
(+499 from 1913)
16
(+7 from 1913)
0.00201
19132164
(-320 from 1912)
9
(-1 from 1912)
0.00137
19121844
(+364 from 1909)
10
(+5 from 1909)
0.00170
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19092208
(-331 from 1904)
5
No change from 1904
0.00136
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19041877
(-673 from 1903)
5
(-4 from 1903)
0.00171
19031204
(+262 from 1901)
9
(+3 from 1901)
0.00324
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19011466
(+466 from 1900)
6
(+1 from 1900)
0.00236
19001932
(-232 from 1898)
5
No change from 1898
0.00157
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18981700
(-423 from 1893)
5
(-1 from 1893)
0.00182
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18931277
(-106 from 1892)
6
(-1 from 1892)
0.00266
18921171
(-72 from 1890)
7
No change from 1890
0.00311
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18901099
(+180 from 1889)
7
(+2 from 1889)
0.00347
18891279
(-449 from 1881)
5
No change from 1881
0.00264
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1881830
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00506
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Mila

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

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New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#222021#192022#142023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#192021#142022#182023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#402021#392022#332023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#312021#382022#402023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#182021#172022#152023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#172021#192022#142023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#182021#182022#202023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#362021#342022#322023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#232021#162022#332023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#442021#462022#482023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#382021#352022#582023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#392021#432022#462023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#412021#452022#362023

Colorado (CO)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Utah (UT)

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Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#392021#412022#452023

Connecticut (CT)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Nevada (NV)

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Oregon (OR)

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Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#422021#482022#442023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#562021#522022#842023

Kentucky (KY)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Kansas (KS)

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Alabama (AL)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Idaho (ID)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#142021#802022#582023

New Hampshire (NH)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#572021#272022#382023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#632021#352022#692023

Delaware (DE)

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Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1032021#372022#332023

Wyoming (WY)

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Vermont (VT)

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Popularity Rankings for Mila in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#32020#42021#42022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#32020#52021#72022

Popularity in Croatia

Croatia flagCroatia#62021#42022#42023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#92021#42022#112023

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#62021#72022#72023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#102021#142022#102023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#122020#272021#432022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#202020#202021#172022

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#222021#182022#212023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#252021#182022#252023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#322020#292021#252022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#372021#422022#282023

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#292021#312022#432023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#312021#362022#372023

Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#682021#582022#662023

Popularity in Latvia

Latvia flagLatvia#792020

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#822021#1022022#932023

Popularity in Turkey

Turkey flagTurkey#822018#982019

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#992019#882020#862021

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#992021#862022#1122023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#972021#1272022#1152023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1122021#1142022#1102023

Popularity in Argentina

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Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3262021#3912023

Popularity in Mexico

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Mila a Name for Boys or Girls?

Mila is suitable for girls because of its tender and elegant vibe, making it a lovely choice for a daughter’s name.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Mila

  • Milena
  • Milana
  • Milica
  • Milla
  • Melina
  • Mylah
  • Milanka
  • Milania
  • Milva
  • Melinda

Mila in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Mila Kunis (Actress, born 1983): An American actress acclaimed for her roles in "That '70s Show" and "Black Swan."
  • Mila J (Singer, born 1982): An American singer, songwriter, and rapper celebrated for her R&B and hip-hop music.
  • Mila Mulroney (Public Figure, born 1953): A Serbian-Canadian public figure and wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
  • Mila Mason (Singer, born 1963): An American country music artist recognized for her hits in the 1990s.
  • Mila Schön (Fashion Designer, 1916–2008): An Italian fashion designer renowned for her elegant and innovative designs.
  • Mila Islam (Actress, born 1970): A Bangladeshi actress distinguished for her work in television dramas and films.
  • Mila Donovan ("One Tree Hill," 2003 TV Series): A recurring character who deals with the challenges of growing up and personal relationships in a small town.
  • Mila ("Mila in the Multiverse," 2023 TV Series): A sci-fi series where Mila discovers she can travel between parallel universes.
  • "Mila 18" (1961 Novel by Leon Uris): A historical novel about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during World War II.
  • Mila Gokhale ("Mila," 2020 Indian Film): A drama film exploring the life of a young woman and her journey through various life challenges.
  • Mila ("Mila's Magic Shop," 2017 Video Game): A role-playing game where Mila runs a shop selling magical items and potions.
  • Mila Stark ("The Stark Files," 2015 Novel Series): A detective series featuring Mila Stark, a brilliant investigator solving complex cases.
  • Mila Hayes ("In the Flesh," 2013 TV Series): A character in the British supernatural drama dealing with the aftermath of a zombie uprising.
  • "Mila" (2018 Song by Mabel): A song by the British singer about love and relationships.
  • Mila ("Mila's Journey," 2021 Graphic Novel): A graphic novel following Mila as she embarks on a quest to find her true identity.
  • Mila City (Béjaïa, Algeria): A city in northeastern Algeria known for its historical sites and rich cultural heritage.
  • Mila River (Béjaïa, Algeria): A river in Algeria that flows through the city of Mila, known for its scenic views and importance to local agriculture.
  • Mila Mountain (Zhejiang, China): A mountain in Zhejiang Province, China, known for its beautiful landscapes and hiking trails.
  • Mila Park (California, USA): A public park in San Francisco, known for its green spaces and recreational facilities.
  • Mila Island (Philippines): An island in the Philippines known for its pristine beaches and vibrant marine life.
  • Mila Lake (British Columbia, Canada): A lake in British Columbia known for its tranquil environment and outdoor activities like fishing and kayaking.
  • Mila Beach (Queensland, Australia): A beach in Queensland known for its white sands and clear waters, popular for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Mila Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.
  • Mila Township (Minnesota, USA): A township in Itasca County known for its rural charm and outdoor recreational opportunities.
  • Mila Forest (Ontario, Canada): A forested area in Ontario known for its hiking trails and diverse wildlife.

Similar Names to Mila

Sibling Names for Mila

  • Eamon
  • Florian
  • Gideon
  • Hugh
  • Lucian
  • Magnus