|Synonyms||Milada, Milena, Milica, Milana, Militsa, Mildred|
Mila is a Slavic name derived from the root “mil” (meaning nice, lovely), that’s why the name is translated as “nice”. In modern times, this name is not only an official given name but also a related name to many female names with the same single root, such as Milena, Milana, Militsa, Milusha, Milada. The name Mila is often used as a hypocoristic of Slavic names with two roots, such as Miloslava, Milolika, Milomira, Milovzora, and others.
The name Mila is often used as a short form of some female names containing the element “mila”, including Ludmila, Tomila, Camilla, Miloslava, Radmila, Dobromila, etc. There are also some male names that have a hypocoristic Mila: Milan, Dobromil, Vsemil, Milyutin, and Miloneg.
The Slavic name Mila is written with one “l” and it shouldn’t be mixed with Milla that is similar to the name Milica used in former Yugoslavian countries, including Croatia and Serbia.
In the USA, where Mila is not considered a short form, it became popular as an official given name. But it’s possible that it is not related to the Slavic origin of the name. In the USA it could appear as a short form of the name Mildred.
Mila is a sociable and friendly girl, nice to talk to but a bit shy and modest. She is often torn between caring about other people’s needs and her wish to be appreciated and considered the best. Cheerful and full of enthusiasm, she is usually also rather impatient and whimsical.
This is a girl with a sharp and critical mind, great memory, and intelligence. She has a flair for foreign languages, and she knows exactly how to use her charm and persuasion to achieve the desired results. She is quite curious.
In childhood, Mila is a very emotional girl who is greatly influenced by her family. She has plenty of imagination, and she makes up different scary stories. She can become an introvert, especially if she doesn’t get enough love. Later Mila would spend hours talking to her friends on the phone.
Mila will be the focus of attention at a party with friends and will prove herself to be an amazing housewife, a delicate, smart, and naughty one. Romantic life and motherhood are very important for Mila. Nevertheless, this girl won’t necessarily be town between her family and career, she will find a middle ground.
Mila chooses professions based on interpersonal and communicative skills (trade, sales, public relations, advertising) and also such professions as teacher, lawyer, secretary, or writer.
Famous people named Mila
- Mila Kunis (born in 1983, the real name is Milena Kunis) – an American actress known for the films “The Book of Eli” (Solara) and “Black Swan” (Lilly), as well as the voice of Meg Griffin from the animated series " Griffins”. Actively involved in the modeling business - her photographs have repeatedly appeared on the covers of many magazines. She collaborated with the Christian Dior fashion house and the Gemfields brand. She was repeatedly recognized as one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
- Mila Marinova (born in 1974) – a Bulgarian gymnast.
- Mila Marsel – a Russian designer, expert on fashion and style. Founder and creative director of the brand of the same name MILAMARSEL.
- Mila Kajas (born in 1972) – a former Finnish skater. Winner of seven international awards.
- Mila Parely (1917 - 2012, the real name is Olga Colette Peszynski) – a French actress. She starred in the film "Beauty and the Beast" of 1946 with Jean Marais.
- Mila Mason (born in 1963) – an American musician, country style.
- Mila Wellerson (1910 - 1972, the real name is Mildred Wellerson) – an American cellist. She studied with her mother from the age of three. At the age of 6, she and her twin sister Eugenia made her debut in the chamber hall of Carnegie Hall, and in 1920 she began to perform her “Lullaby” at her own concerts. On November 8, 1920, she first performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugene Izaya. In 1922 she toured in France. In 1930, Wellerson became a laureate of the Naumburg Competition for Young Performers, and this gave a new impetus to her concert career. In the mid 1930s a creative union connects her with composer Boris Levenson, who acts with her as an accompanist and creates several plays for her.
- Mila Nikolova (1962 - 2018) – a Bulgarian mathematician.
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