Gender: Female Pronunciation: mih-LAHN Meaning of Milan: "gracious, dear" Origin of Milan: Place-name or Slavic, diminutive of names beginning with mila Milan's Popularity in 2018: #739

Milan Origin and Meaning

The name Milan is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "gracious, dear".

Everywhere else, Milan is mostly a boys’ name, but in the US, it's also popular for girls, although it's still a bit more popular for boys. It entered the Top 1000 for boys in 2013, while for girls it has been in the Top 1000 since 2009. The more feminine Mila and Milana are becoming more popular for girls and singer Shakira has chosen Milan for her son. In America, Milan -- whether pegged to the sophisticated Italian city or the Slavic name -- will continue to be a unisex choice.

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Rank in US: #739

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Luci_B Says:


How can it be the same??
It’s a city name so it doesn’t really have to be for a specific gender
Also gender neutral names are a thing and are really popular right now

TechnoKitten Says:


This is like naming a girl John,use Mila

TaliaCat Says:


I like this name for a girl

disqus_HyZJLWwZIi Says:


My daughter is 14. Her name is Milan. Her pediatrician from India told us her name means "union of two souls" in Hindi

Lahtirus Says:


Milan will always be a boys name to me. >:U