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Gender: Male Meaning of Miles: "soldier or merciful" Origin of Miles: English form of Milo Miles's Popularity in 2017: #110

The name Miles is a boy's name of English, Latin origin meaning "soldier or merciful". Miles is ranked #110 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished boy name starting with M that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including Elisabeth Shue, Mayim Bialik, Larenz Tate, Joan Cusack and Lionel Ritchie.

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
Myles Jack, American football player
Miles Teller, American actor
Miles Heizer, American actor
Miles Wheeler, American singer
Miles Jupp, English comedian and actor
Miles McMillan, American model, actor, and painter
Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton, Canadian former NHL ice hockey player
Miles Luna, Rooster Teeth Employee
Miles McKenna, aka MilesChronicles, American YouTuber
Miles William, son of American actress Elisabeth Shue
Miles Roosevelt (b. 2005), son of American actress Mayim Bialik
Miles Xavier (b. 2006), son of American film and television actor Larenz Tate
Miles Robert (b. 2011), son of American actor Glenn Howerton.
Miles (b. 2012), son of Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance
Miles Macklin Colonomos (b. 2018), son of American television personality Ginger Zee, brother to Adrian Benjamin
Miles Theodore Stephens (b. 2018), son of singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen

Pop Culture References for the name Miles

Miles O'Brien, character from "Star Trek"
Miles "Baby," character from the movie "Baby Driver"
Miles Edgeworth, from "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney"
Miles Russell, character from the movie "Uncle Buck" played by Macaulay Culkin
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 Hendon, later Earl of Kent, rescuer and friend to the Prince of Wales in "The Prince and the Pauper" (1882) by Mark Twain
Major Miles, a Fort Briggs soldier in Hiromu Arawakawa's manga "Fullmetal Alchemist"
Miles Mollison, character of "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling
Miles Tuck, character from the book, movie and musical "Tuck Everlasting"
Miles Fowl, character in "Artemis Fowl" series
Miles Matheson, a character in "Revolution"
Miles "Pudge" Halter, main character of "Looking for Alaska" by John Green
Miles Morales, a fictional superhero who appears in Marvel Comics, as one of the characters who goes by the identity of Spider-Man.
Miles Malpractice, bright young thing in "Vile Bodies" (1930) by Evelyn Waugh
Miles Hollingsworth III, character on TV show "Degrassi, the Next Generation"
Miles Fisher, a character in the "Fallen" series (Lauren Kate)
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 Lionheart, cat farm hand from the webcomic "Las Lindas"
Miles Silverberg, a character in the TV series "Murphy Brown"
Miles Leonard, a character in the NBC television series "A.P. Bio."



josephinedagnall Says:


I absolutely love this name! I prefer it to cousin Milo, which sounds a little too childish for me.