Attila \a-tti-la\ as a boy's name is of Hungarian origin, and the meaning of Attila is "father-like". Also possibly from the Latin family name Attilius. Attila the Hun was the king of the Huns whose cruel invasions of the Balkans and Gaul helped hasten the end of the Roman Empire. He was also known as "the scourge of God".
For more information, see also the related name Atli.