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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Zil"lah
A district or local division, as of a province.

Etymology: Ar. zila


From Hebrew צִלָּה‎ (“shade”).

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.

Notable Persons Named Zillah

Notable Persons Named Zillah

Zillah & Totte

Zillah & Totte is a ventriloquism author. Zillah was given the name Cecilia Andrén on January 4th, 1989 in Stockholm.

Zillah Smith Gill

Zillah was born on May 29th, 1859 in Kingston upon Hull. She passed away on August 17th, 1937.


Fun Facts about the name Zillah

  • How Popular is the name Zillah? Zillah is the 17,560th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zillah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 464 babies born with the first name Zillah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zillah to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zillah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zillah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zillah is Saturday, August 21st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Zillah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zillah was in 2016 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Zillah: The name spelled backwards is Halliz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Alhilz. How do you pronounce that?
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