Archila (Also written as “Archila”) means “the waterfall” in Arabic. Its origin are arabs and it comes from the word “Al-shilal” (الشلال). This last name is recognized in Levante and Mashrek and also common in Palestine, Lebanon and Siria. Some people with this surname live in Western Europe and Latin America as war refugees.
As well, an arab diaspora had lived in Mecina Bombaron and Murtas around 1680.
In Spain: 359 people share the last name Archila.
In 1979 the Arab community based in America organized and founded the "Arab Youth Union Society", which gave way to the establishment of similar associations in countries such as Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua; said Arab society also founded the publication of a weekly "Rumbos" and an exclusive program that was broadcast on Radio HRN.
Famous people with surname "Archila":
-Yahya Bin Archila (Member of an influential family)
-Fredi Archila (Biologyst and scientific)
-Andrew Archila (Orchestra director)
-Hamza Archila (Lebanese businessman)