Meaning and Name Origin
Milan \m(i)-lan\ as a boys' name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Milan is "gracious, dear". Also nickname for Aemilianus. Usage in European languages is derived from Emiliano, a Latin family name from ancient Rome meaning "eager, laborious" or "rival". In Hindi it is derived from a Sanskrit expression meaning "a coming together". The northern Italian city of Milan takes its name from a Celtic word meaning "mid-plain".
For more information, see also the related boy name Miles.
Milan▲ has 1 different form via Emiliano: Emeliano.
Milan is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1106 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#5362 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Milan for boys. Milan entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #411 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Milan and related names. Prominent varying forms of Milan (#411 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Emiliano (#254 the previous year) and Miles (#108). These boy names are at the peak of their popularity presently. Emiliano (#254), Milan (#411) and Miles (#108) are three of the more trendy boy names among these, with Milan and Miles enjoying a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)