Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Camilla f. Latin camilla 'handmaiden; religious acolyte', a Roman cognomen.

The name came into use in Italy in the 16th C, as part of a fad for names from classical mythology.

Italy
Latin
1527 Camilla (nom) Rome1527 p. 87
Italian
1513x1521 Camilla LeoX p. 13
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Camilla". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Camilla.