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What does Miller mean?

Miller Pronunciation of Miller [miller] as a boys' name is pronounced MIL-er. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Miller is "one who grinds grain". Occupational name. First used as a given name in the late 19th century. Playwright Arthur Miller.

Associated with: old english, occupational, 19th century.


Miller has 4 variants: Millar, Millard, Millen and Myller.

Creative forms:
(male) Midler, Mitler, ..

(female) Milmer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Miller Pierre (M.P.), ..

How popular is Miller?

Miller is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#6 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Miller reached its top position of #601 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #825. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miller name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Millard is the only other prominent varying form of Miller (#825 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Miller were popular as birth names a century ago (median #408) and are now much less conventional. Miller is more ubiquitous than the rest, while Millard is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miller, Millard in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Miller and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Miller is alike in pronunciation to Meilyr, Mueller and Muller. Other recommended names are Aillmer (see Aylmer), Ailmer (see Aylmer), Bille, Dillen, Filmer, Fuller, Gillen, Gilles, Gilley, Gilmer, Heller, Hillel, Hiller, Hillery, Hillier, Hillyer, Keller, Loller, Mallen, Mallery, Mallory, Melker, Mellen, Miles, Millerd, Mills, Milten (see Milton), Miner, Quiller, Silver, Villem, Waller, Wilber, Wilder, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willet, Willey, Willmer and Wilmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Miller.

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