GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Милена (Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Russian)
PRONOUNCED: mee-LE-nah (Italian)   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Milana (Czech), Milana, Milanka, Miljana (Serbian), Milana, Milanka (Croatian)
MASCULINE FORMS: Milan, Milen (Bulgarian), Milan (Czech), Mijo, Milan, Milenko (Serbian), Mijo, Milan, Milenko, Miljenko (Croatian), Milan (Slovene), Milan (Macedonian), Milan (Russian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Mylène (French), Miléna (Hungarian)
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