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Why Did Shakira Name Her Son Milan?

When Colombian superstar Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Piqué welcomed their son into the world on January 22, fans were ecstatic for the couple and excited to see the new baby.

We know Shakira and Gerard are delighted to be parents, but why did they choose the name Milan for their son?

According to Shakira’s mom, the Latin pop star was “very emotional and the tears flowed” when she got a glimpse of her newborn (via

A statement on singer’s website explained that the name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) “means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification..”

With an awesome name like that, little Milan seems destined for great things! And it doesn’t hurt that his parents are two of the coolest people on the planet.

What do you think of the name Milan? Do you think Shakira picked a good name? Tell us below!


02.19.2013 / 08:30 PM EDT by Julia Lynn Rubin
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