Gender: Male Meaning of Mies: "son of the earth" Origin of Mies: Dutch, diminutive of Bartholomeus

Mies Origin and Meaning

The name Mies is a boy's name of Dutch origin meaning "son of the earth".

Apt choice for an architect's child, honoring German-born Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a central figure in modern design, and universally referred to as Mies.

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Tanja Hopeaharju Says:


”Mies” literally means ”man” in Finnish.

ladimon Says:


This is German for 'miserable', as in "Mir geht es mies" = "I'm feeling miserable".

Eire Says:


This is listed wrong. Mies is a girls name in The Netherlands, not a boys. The keepster of the diary of Anne Frank was called Mies and a lot of other woman born before 1970. NOT a boy name.

mnj87 Says:


Apparently Mies is a lastname but it´s also German for "mean" as in: "That was so mean of you!" Not very appealing to me.