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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.


Variations

Miles has 4 variant forms: Milan, Milo, Myles and Mylo.


Popularity

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Miles name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emil, Milan, Miles, Milo, Myles in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Miles is also pronounced similarly to Mills. Other suggested similar baby names are Giles, Jiles, Malek, Milesio and Niles. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miles.

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