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Gender: F 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 2017: #739

The name Milan is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "gracious, dear". Milan is ranked #739 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Gender Neutral Names Mega List and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Everywhere else, Milan is mostly a boys’ name, but in the US, it's also popular for girls, although for boys it's in the Top 500 while for girls it's Number 752. 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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Pop Culture References for the name Milan

Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy.
In French and German, Milan is a name of the medium-large birds of prey in the hawk family