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What does Milan mean?

Milan [mi-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".

Related boy name: Miles.

Associated with: gracious, ancient, eager (faithful), rival (war).


Kreatif forms:
(male) Melan, Midan, ..

(female) Milania, Milanne, ..

How popular is Milan?

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 (#5960 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Milan for boys. Milan reached its peak rank of #411 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Milan outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Milan (#411 from current records) are Emiliano (#254 from current records) and Miles (#108). These relations of Milan were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (average #257). Emiliano, Milan and Miles are three of the more trendy boy names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Milan, Emiliano, Miles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Milan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Milan is alike in pronunciation to Mahlon, Malin, Mallen, Mallin, Mallon, Mellan, Mellen, Mellin, Mellon, Melwin, Melwyn and Millen. Other suggested similar names are Aidan, Ailean, Aitan, Allan, Arlan, Aslan, Calan, Colan, Dalan, Dilan, Dillan, Dolan, Dylan, Eian, Eidan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eitan, Elan, Felan, Fillan, Finan, Galan, Gian, Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gilman, Ilan, Jalan, Jian, Jivan, Kalan, Keilan, Kelan, Kian, Kiean, Kilean, Kiran, Kylan, Man, Marlan, Meldan, Micah, Midian, Mihai, Mikal, Milbank, Millar, Mills, Milt, Milten (see Milton), Miltin (see Milton), Miron, Neilan, Nisan, Orlan, Rian, Rylan, Silvan, Tilman and Wylan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Milan.