What does Milan mean?
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 on this name, 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 (#5960 out of 150436, Top 4%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Milan (#411 the previous year) are Emiliano (#254 the previous year) and Miles (#108). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.7423%). 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. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Milan and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)