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米蘭 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin name Milan.
This also happens to be the Chinese name for the city Milan or Milano in Italy.
米蘭 are only used for their phonetic properties but this would mean "rice orchid." But any Chinese person will know that you are talking about either the Italian city or a person named Milan (and will not take the literal meaning).
Though technically, you are supposed to use Katakana instead of Kanji, this also sounds like Milan in Japanese. The pronunciation was borrowed from Chinese when Japan borrowed Chinese characters in the 5th century.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|mi ran / miran||mǐ lán / mi3 lan2 / mi lan / milan|
|mǐ lán / mi3 lan2 / mi lan / milan|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.