Camilla (given name)
|Region of origin||Italy|
|Related names||Camille, Camilla, Camella|
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The name Camilla originates from Italy and is of uncertain origin. In the nineteenth century it gained its greatest fame as a result of the novel and play by Dumas, The Lady of the Camellias, which served as the basis for Verdi's opera La Traviata and several films including Greta Garbo's Camille. It is a pet name and not the given name of the heroine, and the Latin root has no relation to the flower that is her symbol. The flower Camellia was named for Georg Joseph Kamel, who first described it in the 18th century. Kamilah has also its origin in Arabic (كاملة), in which it means complete.
Variations of the name include: Camella, Camila, Camilah, Camile, Kamila, Kamilah, Khamilah and Kamile. Shortened or diminutive forms of the name include: Cammy, Cam, Cami, Camy, Milly, Milie, and Mila.
List of people with the given name Camilla
- Camilla (mythology), Roman mythological figure who was the daughter of King Metabus of the Volsci and a character in Virgil's Aeneid
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
- Camilla (singer), the British singer
- Camilla D'Errico, Canadian visual artist
- Camilla Dallerup, British based Danish ballroom dancer
- Camila Giorgi, Italian tennis player
- Camilla Belle, American actress
- La Camilla, the lead-vocalist of Army of Lovers
- Camilla (Castlevania), one of Dracula's servants in the Castlevania series
- Camilla (muppet), the Muppet
- Camilla Severi, former Big Brother Australia housemate and former co-host of the B105 FM breakfast show, Labby, Camilla & Stav
- Camilla Cavendish, award winning columnist for the Times of London.
- Camilla Collett, pioneered the struggle for women’s rights in Norway, feminist author.
- Camilla Odhnoff, Swedish politician
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