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▲ has 18 more different forms via Emil: Aemilio, Aimil, Aymil, Emelen, Emelio, Emile▼, Emilian, Emiliano▲, Emilianus, Emilien, Emilio▲, Emilion, Emilyan, Emlen, Emlin, Emlyn, Emlynn and Yemelyan.
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 (#287 out of 88799, 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, 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)