As Mila rises for girls, so Milan is becoming a more popular option for boys, especially after singer Shakira chose it for her son. It rose 650 spots from 2012 to 2013, sending it from outside of the Top 1000 into the Top 600. And Milan rocketed an additional 133 places in 2014.
Milan has been a Top 10 name for boys in The Netherlands and Hungary, as well as making the Top 20 in Belgium. With the first syllable pronounced mee, this could also suggest the Italian city, although the native version Milano is a lot livelier. Milan Kundera was the (male) writer of The Unbearable Lightness of Being.