What does Miles mean?
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.
(male) Mailes, Males, ..
(female) Mile, .. 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)
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.
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.