My name is Equilla Leaeva. My first name derives from my maternal grandmother. Unfortunately, it is no account of how the name was introduced into the family line but my mother stated that out of 30 grandkids one of them should be named after my grandmother; as a result, I had the privilege of being the chosen one. I am the third female in my family with the name and it will probably end with me.
My middle name is a combination of my paternal grandmother (Georgia Lee) and paternal great-grandmother (Eva). My mother thought that 3 consecutive E’s wouldn’t look right so she altered one of the E’s for an A. On my dad’s side, I am the only granddaughter.
Most people reference my name to Aquila found in the book of Acts in the bible. But looking at ancestry.com, the name Equilla was mostly given to men in the 1800’s.
Fun Facts about the name Equilla :
In 1934, the name Equilla was the most popular girl name. You can find the most people with this name in Alabama and Mississippi.
The name Equilla is found on 2,980 Facebook pages, 138 Google+ pages, 852 Twitter accounts, and 455 LinkedIn pages. The name is found in the white pages 7,180 times.
This is hard to believe but I did work in the same building with a guy name Aquila. Our phone calls would get mixed up all the time and people would say it is actually two people that work together with that name. What are the odds?