Given Name MILENA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Милена (Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Russian)
PRONOUNCED: myee-LE-na (Polish), mee-LE-na (Italian)  [details]

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 the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.

Categories

actresses, athletes, fashion designers, nobility, queens
VARIANTS: Milana (Czech), Milana, Milanka, Miljana (Serbian), Milana, Milanka (Croatian), Milana (Russian)
MASCULINE FORMS: Bogomil, Milan, Milen, Milko (Bulgarian), Bohumil, Milan, Miloš, Miloslav (Czech), Milan, Mile, Miloje, Miloš, Mijo, Milenko (Serbian), Milan, Mile, Miloš, Mijo, Milenko, Miljenko (Croatian), Milan, Miloš (Slovene), Bogomil, Milan, Mile, Miloš (Macedonian), Bogumił, Miłosz (Polish), Milan (Russian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mylène (French), Miléna (Hungarian), Mila (Ukrainian)
SAME SPELLING: Miléna
Entry updated May 31, 2018