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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MY-lee Origin of Miley: Modern invented name Miley's Popularity in 2017: #923

The name Miley is a girl's name of American origin. Miley is ranked #923 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

One-time overnight success name, thanks to Hannah Montana actress and singer Miley Cyrus, Miley has fallen quickly from her peak of Number 127 in 2008. For Miley Cyrus, Miley was a childhood nickname (because she was so smiley); Destiny is her real name. Miley is a good lesson in avoiding trendy names. Popular opinion of the source can sour leaving a fresh name looking dated.

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Famous People Named Miley

Miley Ray Cyrus, (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), American actress and singer
Miley Justine Simmons (adopted 2007), daughter of rapper Joseph (Rev. Run) and Justine Simmons of TV's "Run's House"
Miley Beau Pearson (b. 2014), daughter of singer Sam Bailey and Craig Pearson

Pop Culture References for the name Miley

Miley Ray Stewart, main character on TV's "Hannah Montana," played by Miley Cyrus
"Miley", song by SWMRS
Miley Windass, character on British soap opera "Coronation Street"


bethlena Says:


I do really like this name. It sounds sweet.

Sillysarahlily Says:


I prefer this ne spelt Myleigh

Miri Says:


I actually like the name, but it kind of got ruined.

Phibstar9 Says:


I love this name and still love Miley Cyrus

lizway Says:


This was such a cute name but the association makes me sad. I'm glad Miley Cyrus is doing better now though, from what I can tell.

vintageisfave Says:


I hope one day Miley looses its Miley Cyrus association. Overall, it's a sweet, bright, nickname name.

heatherjoy92 Says:


My mom's father in law is named Miley and he's in his 70s.

MaryKathryn Says:


That's really intresting to know! Thank you!

Guest Says:


it's an Irish surname. There was actually a guy who worked for Hannah Montana with the last name Miley.

hamwan Says:


Miley Cyrus. Stay clear if you do not want your baby girl to grow up like her.

Giinkies Says:


A Hawaiian name Maile with the same pronunciation existed long before Ms. Cyrus. However Miley's birth name is Destiny and her dad called her "Smiley Miley" as a kid so they claimed this is how this nickname came about. (She legally changed her name from Destiny Hope to Miley Rae after she got famous). Not sure if it is really that made up as it can also be seen as a phonetic spelling of Maile.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


If so, she made it more known. It's not the best name in my opinion. It was part of her childhood nickname, Smiley Miley. Kind of embarassing, IMO.

MaryKathryn Says:


I wonder if this name even existed before Miley Cyrus

KittyMomma246 Says:


A cute girl's version of Miles, but kinda ruined now by Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, etc.