In traditional given names (which usually consisted of two words), Mei
were popular first parts of the given name. As in Meili, Meiling, Meiwen and other girl's names. Meilan could be written Mei-Lan, Mei-lan or Mei Lan
as well as Meilan.
In the Disney film Mulan, I think the heroine's name means "brave orchid". So I would say that Lan
means just "orchid".
means "bright", Claire Lan
would mean "bright orchid". :) (Though the Chinese world for "bright" is Ming
"You sought a flower and found a fruit. You sought a spring and found a sea. You sought a woman and found a soul. You are disappointed."
"It does not become me to make myself smaller than I am." (Edith