Milana Name Meaning & Origin

Milana

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Milan is both a city and a province in Italy; Milana brings to mind grace and sophistication reminicent of its inspiration.

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My friend's newborn sister is named Milana. (Her family is rather Italian.)

Nicknames for Milana: | Edit

Mila, Millie, Lana, Lani

Meanings and history of the name Milana: | Edit

In Czech the meaning of Milana is "gracious, favored." In Russian the name comes from the Russian word "milaya" which in turn comes from the Old East Slavic word "mil" meaning "dear, beloved, pleasant, sweet." So in Russian the name Milana means "dear, beloved, sweetheart, darling." There is debate about whether the name Milana is originally Czech or Russian in its origin as the etymology of the name goes very far back in both of these languages.

There is also a theory that the name Milana is Italian and is derived from the name of Milan city in Italy. According to this theory Milana means "fashionable lady" as Milan is the center of fashion in Italy.

The name Milana should not be confused with the name Melania. The Latin name Melania (its French version is Mélanie) is derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". Melania is different in origin and meaning from the name Milana though the two may sound similar.

Famous real-life people named Milana: | Edit

Milana Bakhaeva, Chechen journalist and author (pen name Milana Terloeva)
Milana Bogolepova, supermodel
Milana Keller, supermodel
Milana Oyenuga, supermodel

Milana in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Milana," a Kannada film

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