Milan (given name)

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Gender Male
Language(s) Slavic, Hindi, Latin
Name day

May 19 (Hungary)
June 18 (Czech Republic)
November 13 (Croatia)

November 27 (Slovakia)
Meaning Mil- (gracious)
Region of origin Eastern Europe, India, Ancient Rome
Other names
Related names Milena
Popularity see popular names

Milan (Cyrillic: Милан) is a common Slavic male name and, less commonly, an Indian and Roman name. In Eastern European context, it is derived from the Slavic element mil, with meanings kind, loving, and gracious. Milan was originally a diminutive or nickname for those whose Slavic names began with "Mil-". It is used predominantly by Czechs, Slovaks[1] and Serbs but also frequently in Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and India.[2] (Hungarian: Milán.) It was in the top 5 names for boys born in Serbia in 2012. It was in the top 20 names for boys born in Slovakia in 2004. It was the eighth most popular name for boys born in the Netherlands in 2007, and seventh in Flanders in 2009.[3][4]

Eastern European origin and use[edit]

It originates from the old Slavic word "mil", "mio", "pleasure", which usually represents the beginning of many Slavic names. It is possible that in Croatia and Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia matured from Serbia. It is believed that in the distant past, this name derives from the old complex type name Miloslav, Milomir et al. The name Milan, and it is similar like Milica, Milke, Milos and Milutin, testified in many historical sources are written in prednemanjićko Age. The name in Latin and Italian is unisex and is named after the city of Milan . As the Italian male population indicates it as a name of the north . There is an explanation and that this name originally derived from the Latin name capt that was used in ancient Rome . Milan may be a nickname name Emiliano. Also, according to one interpretation of non-European name of Milan is derived from the Sanskrit and means "eager", "worthy" or "competitor". This is the name of the Hindu languages and means "together, the community, the union".

The name comes from the Slavic milo for a pleasant, sweet, lovely, lovable, endearing and means something like "of the Pleasant", "The Love," "The lovely". The name is an abbreviation of the name Miloslav (milu = "love",-Slav (a) = "fame"). The name of Yugoslav origin and is therefore common in former Yugoslavia and former Czechoslovakia . However, the name appears in the Netherlands and Belgium also becoming popular. Milan is a Slavic masculine given name derived from the adjective nice . The Latin text is Amantius . (From the verb amare - to love.) pov. meaning close to the names Amand, Amatus, Gracián and the names of the bases and lub million. In Czech, Milan is a masculine given name of south Slavic origin, whose meaning is "beloved, beloved."

According to the Czech calendar Milan's Day is on the 18th June, Slovenian calendar: 11 September, 11 October, 12 November, Croatian calendar: 13 November, Slovakian calendar: 27 November, Hungary: 19 May

Other origins and meaning[edit]

Indian name[edit]

Milan is also an Indian name. In Hindi it is derived from a Sanskrit expression meaning "a coming together". The meaning of Milan in Hindi is unification or a meeting or a gathering of people.

Roman name[edit]

Milan is also a name used in Romance-speaking Europe owing to its Ancient Roman meaning of "eager and laborious".[5]

Other Versions of the name[edit]

Men's version of the name: Milanek (diminutive), Miladin, Milanko, Milče, Milček, Milči, Milčo, Mila, Milena, Milenko, Miletus, Mili, Milivoj, Milibor, Milidrag, Miligoj, Milija, Milijan, Milinko, Milisav, Milivoj, Milivoje, Milk, Milivojko, Miljan, Miljenko, Miljutin, Milko, Milodrag, Milogoj, Miloje, Milojko, Miloljub, Milomir, Milorad, Miloslav, Miloš, Milovan, Milun, Milutin, Mišo female version of a name: Milana, Milanka, Milenko, Milica, Milijana, Miljanka, Milinka, Milislava, Milivoje, Milivojka, Mile, Miljana, Miljanka, Milka, Milojka, Milodraga, Milomirka, Milorad, Milosav, Milosavka, Miloslavka, Miloška, Milovana, Milovanka, Milunka

Family names derived from names[edit]

From the name of Milan and its variants created a number of names. The most famous are: Milada, Milanović, Milanovac, Milanković, Milanić, Milač, senior Milavec, Miletić, Milic, Mlkovič, Grace, Milosevic, Milošič and others.

Notable bearers[edit]

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