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The first name 

Milan is a name for all genders, somewhat more commonly used for boys.

Milan known and loved in the US!

The name Milan is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #625 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Milan mean?

Milan originated from the Slavic element ‘milu’ meaning ‘gracious, dear’, originally a short form of names that began with that element like Milena.

The meaning of ... this name has nothing to do with the Italian city of the same name. Its origin is unknown.

Milan has several famous namesakes

A king

Milan I Obrenović (1854-1901)
As Milan Obrenović IV. he was prince of Serbia from 1868/1872 to 1882. Under then name Milan the first he was King of Serbia from 1882 to 1889.

An ice hockey player

Milan Lucic (*1988)
The Canadian has been back with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League since July 2023. He won the Stanley Cup with them in 2011 and became world champion with the Canadian national team in 2023.

A soccer player

Milan Baroš (*1981)
He is a former professional soccer player from the Czech Republic. In 2005 he won the UEFA Champions League together with his then team Liverpool.

A novelist

Milan Kundera (1929–2023)
This Czech and French novelist went into exile in France in 1975. He is best known for his 1984 novel »The Unbearable Lightness of Being«.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Milan, you might first think of people. But did you know that there are also places with the name Milan? Are you also called Milan? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...

A capital

Milan is the regional capital of Lombardy and the second largest city in Italy after Rome.

A village and a town

Both a village and the capital of the district of Sari Su in the Bazargan district are called Milan. Both are located in the province of West Azerbaijan in Iran.

A school

Milan High School is the only high school in the city of the same name, Milan, in the US state of Michigan.

A park

The »Parc de Milan« is a public park in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Milan has 5 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a particularly popular initial letter for first names – 7.4% of all common given names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for given names are A and J.

With five letters, the name Milan is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.3% of all first names that begin with an M, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average.

Other names with 
M, i, l, a and n

If you take all the letters in the name Milan – M, i, l, a and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Manil or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Milan

If your name is Milan and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Milan

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Milan, you can simply say:






This is how the name Milan is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Milan in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Milan

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Milan is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Milan

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Milan sounds like this: