Meaning and name origin
Miles \m(i)-les\ as a boy's 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.
Miles is a very popular first name for males (#519 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#287 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Miles for boys. Miles reached its highest rank of #108 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Miles and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Miles (#108), Myles (#226), Milo (#311), Milan (#411) and Emil. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).