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Can also be Spanish or Italian. Pronounced Mee-Leh-na.
-- Milene  3/16/2006
One of the most popular Bulgarian names Milena is missing as Bulgarian. Cyrillic: Милена [noted -ed]
-- stefanstefanov  3/19/2006
This is my friend's name. I think it sounds pretty and exotic!
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2006
In Bulgaria "Milena" is the feminine form of "Milen". "Milan" only has the same root - "mil".
-- iva_toneva  5/10/2006
Milena originally comes from Russia, and comes from the name Ludmilla, which means "Loved by her people".
-- lena88  5/30/2006
It's actually my name and I'm the only one in my family who likes my name (thank you Mom!). I like it because it's not a complicated name but yet, it's not a name you hear much except in Eastern Europe.
-- lena88  5/30/2006
Milena Vukotic, Italian actress.
-- Kosta  8/10/2006
Milena Vukotic is Serbian in origin. Her father is from Montenegro of a once aristocratic Serbian family.
-- mssdm  4/28/2008
MILENA is also a Slovak name, meaning "loved one" or "sweetheart".
-- spoookydonkey  10/20/2006
It's also a Polish name. [noted -ed]
-- Nayanne  12/9/2006
From what I've always heard, in Serbia, Milena is the feminine form of Milan, and means something like "beloved". I don't know if this is really true because, even though my father was Serbian, I grew up in Brazil.
-- Milena  1/23/2007
A famous bearer is Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis - 14th August 1983 Kijev, Ukraina (Киев, Украина).
-- Ronja  2/17/2007
It is such a beautiful name. If I could ever have the choice of changing my name - it would be to this.
-- Brunette23  3/25/2007
Milena Jesenská, Franz Kafka's friend (mostly through letters).
-- HanaB  10/18/2007
Though many often skim over pronunciation, the correct is MEE-LAY-NUH.
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2008
Incorrect. That is probably how an Anglophone would pronounce the name. It's pronounced Me-le-nah.
-- Anonymous User  3/17/2009
Milena Foltýnová, handball player from the Czechia (14th May 1950 - 24th December 1993).
-- Emilie007  6/26/2008
Author Milena Kořínková-Lukešová, sister of actor and director Ladislav Kořínek-Brom.
-- Emilie007  10/30/2008
Pronunciation is mee-LEH-nah. I live in Croatia, where this name is also used, so I know it.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2009
Milena is also Croatian.
-- goricar  12/17/2009
To the comment above, you are SO lucky to have this name! You should brag! It is such a unique and BEAUTIFUL name. And "dark" is a beautiful meaning. This has been my favorite name for years and years. I like the nicknames Mimi and Lena! This is one of the most beautiful names in the whole world. I am most likely going to be naming my first daughter this.
-- Alora  12/31/2009
Not to brag but my name is Milena. I am eternally grateful for my parents for choosing this name because
1. I am partly Italian so they gave me an Italian name to honor my ancestry (I am proud of my ethnicity)
2. When they saw that I had super dark eyes they named me Milena (They had an etymology dictionary that said Milena was a form of Melanie which means "dark") It defines me.
3. They chose a unique and rare name (I know no other Milena except Mila Kunis (thank god they know her as Mila not Milena))
4. There is no diminutive (I like my full name.)
-- Milena Scialfa  12/31/2009
This name has nothing whatsoever to do with Melanie. Milena means loved/dear not dark and has completely different roots from Melanie.
-- Anonymous User  10/30/2010
It's a pretty name, but it sounds cold somehow. Like the name of a disaffected girl/woman. I don't know. Mila sounds friendlier, probably because Mila Kunis has always struck me as a nice person.
-- Aureliano  5/29/2010
This name gains popularity in Russia these days.
-- Jogitta  2/19/2011
Italian pronunciation:


The "I" in "Mi" is stressed to "EE." "Le" equals "Leyh," or otherwise near "Lay." For "Na," the "A" is always as in the "A" found in "Father." [noted -ed]
-- Francesca  5/27/2011
This name is originally a Slavic name only not Italian or Spanish, however in the 20th century a Czech actress became very popular in Italy and the name Milena spread.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2011
Very pretty name, but in America it's very likely that it would get pronounced "ma-lee-na", which isn't so pretty.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2013
I've loved this name ever since I found it in a baby name book years ago, as a young name nerd. I'd love to call my daughter Milena, with the nickname Lena (though Mila like how Mila Kunis shortened her name is also stunning).
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2014
I've heard that this name is also fairly popular in Armenia.
-- JustAnotherFangirl  12/12/2014
My name is Milena - I am Australian, and I recently found out that my name is ranked #4 in Armenia. Some of my nicknames are Milla and Mia, however there is also Nina or Nia or maybe Lena.
I pronounce it Mee -lee - nar. I am relatively sure it means 'dear' and 'favoured'.
-- MillaMia  6/14/2015
It is a very beautiful and unique name. Beautiful meaning. It is also my daughter's name and she gets a lot of complements about her name.
-- Nina252  11/10/2015
Milena is my name and is Old Spanish for small bird. My parents met in Argentina.
-- MilenaB  11/26/2015
My husband is Spanish and I'm American, we just named our daughter Milena after looking for something not too common that would be easy to pronounce in Spanish and English. Unfortunately we have found that a lot of English speakers pronounce it Muh-le-nuh, which doesn't sound nearly as pretty as Mee-lay-na (as we call her). Her nickname is Millie and sometimes Mile (Mee-lay).
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2016

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