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Meaning and name origin

Milan \m(i)-lan\ as a boy's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1106 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5362 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Milan for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Milan name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Milan and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Miles (#108), Emiliano (#254) and Milan (#411). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Miles, Emiliano, Milan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Milan is also pronounced similarly to Malin, Mellan and Millen. Other suggested similar baby names are Dilan and Eilan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Milan.


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