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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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emiliano, Milan, 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 Malin, Mellan and Millen. Other suggested similar baby names are Dilan and Eilan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Milan.