English occupational name
"grinder of grain"

Miller Origin and Meaning

The name Miller is a boy's name of English origin meaning "grinder of grain".

Miller is an up-and-coming choice in the stylish occupational genre, among the fastest-rising names for both boys and girls in the US in 2023.

Miller is also among the most common last names in the US.

Miller was chosen as a baby name by Stella McCartney, Melissa Etheridge, and by Tea Leoni and David Duchovny. There are innumerable Miller namesakes, including writers Arthur and Henry, and entertainers Dennis, Glenn, Jonny Lee, Larry, Mitch, Roger, Steve, and Sienna. And in fiction, there's Henry James's heroine, Daisy Miller.

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Miller Popularity

Famous People Named Miller

  • Miller James HugginsAmerican baseball player
  • Miller Reese HutchinsonAmerican inventor
  • (Stanley) Miller WilliamsAmerican poet
  • Miller Steven Etheridge (b. 2005)son of singer Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels; twin sister Johnnie Rose
  • Miller Mack Gardnerson of baseball player Brett Gardner
  • Miller Alasdhair James Willis (b. 2005)son of designer Stella McCartney & Alasdhair Willis
  • Miller Dempsey (b. 2011)son of singer Paul Dempsey of Something For Kate
  • Miller William Wolf (b. 2012)son of American actor Scott Wolf
  • Miller Lyte McConaughey (b. 2015)son of Rooster McConaughey; nephew of actor Matthew McConaughey
  • Kyd Miller Duchovnyson of actors David Duchovny & Tea Leoni
  • Oliver Miller Bernsenson of actor Corbin Bernsen

Miller in Pop Culture

  • MillerMain character in the film "21 & Over"
  • Miller McGowancharacter in the novel, "Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys"
  • Kazuhira Millercharacter in video game series "Metal Gear"
  • Millerpopular American beer
  • Nathan Millercharacter in TV's 'The 100'

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