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What does Miles mean?

Miles Pronunciation of Miles [miles] as a boys' name is pronounced myls. Possibly (Latin) "soldier", (Old German) "merciful", or variant of Emil (Latin) "eager to please". Historical: the Pilgrim leader, Miles Standish. In modern times, the character Miles O'Brien in the TV series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". Musician Miles Davis.

Associated with: soldier (warrior), old, eager (faithful), leader, modern, star, deep (dark).


Miles has 4 variants: Milan, Milo, Myles and Mylo.

2 more different relations via Emil: Emile and Emlen.

Creative forms:
(male) Mailes, Males, ..

(female) Mile, Milesi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Miles John (M.J.), ..

How popular is Miles?

Miles is a very popular first name for men (#519 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#342 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Miles reached its peak rank of #107 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miles name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Miles outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Miles (#107 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Emil (#1365 from current records), Emile, Milan (#424), Milo (#288), Myles (#223) and Mylo (#1786). Usage of these relations of Miles is more pronounced among parents presently (adoption of 0.4%), except for versions such as Emile which have become less in vogue. Miles is more widely used than the rest, although Myles appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miles, Emil, Emile, Milan, Milo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Myles, Mylo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emil, Milo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Miles is pronounced similarly to Mills. Other suggested similar names are Aimes, Arles, Giles, Gilles, Gyles, Jiles, Jules, Jyles, Malek, Mayes, Mike, Mikel, Mikey, Milesio, Millen, Miller, Milt, Milten (see Milton), Miner, Minos, Mirek, Moises, Moses, Mozes, Niles, Nyles, Ries, Rives, Stiles, Wilkes and Willes. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miles.