What does Miles mean?
Miles \m(i)-les\ 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.
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Miles for boys. Miles reached its peak rank of #108 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Miles and related names. Popular related forms of Miles (#108 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Emil, Emile, Emiliano (#254 the previous year), Emilio (#280), Milan (#411), Milo (#311) and Myles (#226). Adoption of these boy names is at its peak presently (usage of 0.5513%), except for the versions Emil and Emile which have become less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names in this compilation are Emilio (#280), Milan (#411), Miles (#108), Milo (#311) and Myles (#226), and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Milan, Miles and Milo. (2014 Birth Statistics)