In Spanish, Mila is the diminutive of Milagros, but in Slavic languages, Mila is the short form of several European names, such as Camila, Milena, Emilia and Ludmila. With just one more letter than Mia and a foreign sound, Mila is adaptable, compact and easy to say and spell. It can even comes with a second L for parents looking for a spelling alternative. Mila is similar in construction to Mira, Mina, Mica and Misa. Model Elsa Benitez named her daughter Mila, but it was Mila Kunis who really put this name on the map (though her full name is actually Milena).
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