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Gender: M Meaning of Miles: "solider or merciful" Origin of Miles: English form of Milo Miles's Popularity in 2013: #115

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Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including Elisabeth Shue, Mayim Bialik, Larenz Tate, Joan Cusack and Lionel Ritchie. Ranking at Number 115, it dropped just a few slots since last year - when it ranked at 111, its highest ever.

Miles was the name of the first translator of the Bible into English--the English monk Miles Coverdale, which is also the name of a character in Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance. Miles Hendon figures in Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, and Miles was one of the young children in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. Miles--or Myles--Standish was the leader of the Pilgrim fathers.

Miles has also been a favorite movie and TV character name from the days of "Murphy Brown" to "24" and "Avatar."

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Famous People Named Miles

Miles Davis, American jazz musician
Miles Kane, English musician
Miles Austin, American football player
Miles Teller, American actor
Miles Wheeler, American singer
Miles Jupp, English comedian and actor
Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton, Canadian former NHL ice hockey player
Miles Iero, son of Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance
Miles William, son of American actress Elisabeth Shue

Pop Culture References for the Name Miles

Miles O'Brien, character from Star Trek
Miles Edgeworth, from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Miles Raymond, main character in movie Sideways
Miles Vaughn, Tuck's best friend on Flash Forward
Miles "Tails" Prower, fox sidekick from Sonic The Hedgehog
Miles Matheson, a character Revolution
Miles "Pudge" Halter, main character of Looking For Alaska by John Green
Miles Hendon, later Earl of Kent, rescuer and friend to the Prince of Wales in The Prince and the Pauper (1882) by Mark Twain
Miles Malpractice, bright young thing in Vile Bodies (1930) by Evelyn Waugh
Miley's nickname in Hannah Montana
Miles Mollison, character of The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
Major Miles, a Fort Briggs soldier in Hiromu Arawakawa's manga Fullmetal Alchemist
Miles Hollingsworth the III, character on TV show "Degrassi, the Next Generation"

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