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Gender: M Meaning of Miles: "solider or merciful" Origin of Miles: English form of Milo Miles's Popularity in 2016: #105

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. It now ranks at Number 105, 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.

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
Miles Jack, American football player
Miles Luna, Rooster Teeth Employee
Miles McMillan, model
Miles Roosevelt Bialik Stone, son of American actress Mayim Bialik
Miles Xavier Tate (b. 2006), son of American film and television actor Larenz Tate
Miles McKenna, aka MilesChronicles, American YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Miles

Miles Morales, a fictional superhero who appears in Marvel Comics, as one of the characters who goes by the identity of Spider-Man.
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 in "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
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 Russell, character from the movie "Uncle Buck" played by Macaulay Culkin
Miles Hollingsworth III, character on TV show "Degrassi, the Next Generation"
Miles Fisher, a character in the "Fallen" series (Lauren Kate)
Miles Fowl, character in "Artemis Fowl" series
Miles Callisto, a character in the TV show "Miles from Tomorrowland"
Miles Upshur, protagonist in the video game "Outlast"
Miles Lennox, character in Disney's "Backstage"
Miles "Baby", character from the movie "Baby Driver"
Miles Lionheart, cat farm hand from the webcomic "Las Lindas"