Translating a name into Latin
Thread poster: Philippe Oubelhaj

Philippe Oubelhaj
Local time: 12:22
French to Dutch
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Oct 20, 2009

Hello colleagues,

A friend of mine asked me if I could help him. He wants to have the name of his youngest son translated into Latin, and then use that as a tattoo for himself.
The name of the boy is MILAN.
I don't know if there are people here who can help me with this.
I have only had one year of Latin (my first year in secondary school) so I don't remember much about that anymore.
You can reply here, in this topic or you can also send me an e-mail.
Thanks in advance!

Best regards,



Local time: 05:22
Spanish to English
City Oct 20, 2009

The Latin name for the Milan area and the city is Mediolanum.


Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Local time: 12:22
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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Milan Oct 20, 2009


not sure about "Milan"... what is the meaning of the name for you?

Milan sounds to me only like the city of Milan, which is Mediolanum in Latin ("In the middle of the plain"...)


alz  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:22
English to Croatian
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Slavic name Oct 20, 2009

MILAN is a Slavic name meaning "dear", "beloved".

The Latin equivalent would be CAROLUS, from "carus" = dear, beloved.

btw, I think this should be posted as Kudoz question, shouldn't it????icon_smile.gif


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