The name was initially used as a form of Hilda or Hilja, but became even more popular in Finland due to the fact that it translates as, “cloudberry.”
As of 2011, Hilla was the 42nd most popular female name in Finland.
Other forms of the name include:
- Hilkka (Finnish)
- Hillá (Sami)
Meaning: “silent; quiet; calm.”
The name is related to the Finnish words hiljainen (quiet), hiljaisuus (silence) and hiljaa (quiet, calm). It was quite popular at the turn of the 19th-century. Its designated name-day is October 8.