Name: Milan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Milan

  • Meaning:
    Dear; beloved
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  • Meaning:
    In the middle of the plain
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MEE lan); (mih LON)
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  • Used in:
    Bulgarian, Czech, English, Polish, Serbian, Slovak and Russian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Short form of Slavic names such as Miloslav, beginning with the element 'mil' (gracious).

    Milan is also the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy.
    Milan's name comes from the Celtic Medelhan, meaning "in the middle of the plain", due either to its location in a plain close to the confluence of two small rivers, the Olona and the Seveso. The Roman chose the similar Latin name Mediolanum, roughly meaning "wool in the middle, in the middle of the plain", which Latin gave Milan.

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