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What does Mills mean?

Mills Pronunciation of Mills [mills] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Place name that originated as a surname for families living near a mill.

Associated with: old english, surname.


Creative forms:
(male) Malls, Mulls, ..

(female) Milise, Milsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mills Sahil (M.S.), ..

How popular is Mills?

Mills is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#165 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mills reached its peak rank of #1157 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Mills is alike in pronunciation to Miles and Myles. Other recommended names are Milan, Millar, Millen, Miller, Milo, Milt, Minos, Niels, Nils, Sills, Wells and Wills. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mills.