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Gender: Male Meaning of Miller: "grinder of grain" Origin of Miller: English occupational name Miller's Popularity in 2017: #851

The name Miller is a boy's name of English origin meaning "grinder of grain". Miller is ranked #851 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Boys".

From the experts:

Miller is an up-and-coming choice in the stylish occupational genre, chosen by Stella McCartney, Melissa Etheridge, and by Tea Leoni and David Duchovny.

Though relatively rare as a first name, Miller is the seventh most common surname in America, so 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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Famous People Named Miller

Miller James Huggins, American baseball player
Miller Reese Hutchinson, American inventor
(Stanley) Miller Williams, American poet
Miller Steven Etheridge (b. 2005), son of singer Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels; twin sister Johnnie Rose
Miller Mack Gardner, son 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 Duchovny, son of actors David Duchovny & Tea Leoni
Oliver Miller Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen

Pop Culture References for the name Miller

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

Millar, Myllar, Myller


oliviamcdonald Says:



Hermione Styles Says:


At my church there is the cutest little boy named Miller. His 11 year older sister is named Maeghan. He is so cute and I love his name. Totally suits him.

indiefendi2 Says:


I like it for a girl more than a boy, about 60/40. A cute route to Millie!

MaryKathryn Says:


I don't have a problem with the name itself, its a great unisex name, but the people that I know who sport this name are not my kind of people. Therefore, I don't like this name because of the people I associate it with.

IvyRose Says:


The only person I've ever heard of with Miller as a first name is Miller from Market Warriors whose a woman so I'm surprised there isn't a girls entry for this as well. There's nothing about this name that lends it more to one gender or the other.