What does Miles mean?
Miles /mi-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.
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)
Charted below is the baby name history of Miles for boys. Miles reached its peak rank of #108 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Miles and related names. Popular related forms of Miles (#108 from current records) listed in the Top 1000 are Emil, Emile, Milan (#411 from current records), Milo (#311) and Myles (#226). Usage of these relations of Miles was more pronounced among parents in the 1910s (adoption of 0.5%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.49%, ▼1%), but with versions such as Emile becoming less in vogue. Miles is more widely used than the rest, although Myles appears to be gaining popularity too.
Thinking of names?
Miles▲ is pronounced similarly to Mills. Other suggested similar baby names are Aimes, Arles, Giles▼, Gilles, Gyles, Jiles, Jules▼, Jyles, Malek, Mayes, Mike▼, Mikel▼, Mikey, Milesio, Millen, Miller▼, Milt, Milten, Miner, Minos, Mirek, Moises▲, Moses▼, Mozes, Niles, Nyles, Ries, Rives, Stiles, Wilkes and Willes. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miles.