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Gender: Male Origin of Myles: English spelling variation of Miles Meaning of Miles: English form of Milo, "soldier or merciful" Myles's Popularity in 2017: #212

The name Myles is a boy's name of English origin. Myles is ranked #212 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Pilgrim Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

From the experts:

This alternate spelling of Miles has its fans, among them Myles-parents Eddie Murphy and Lars Ulrich. Pro basketball player Myles Turner uses this spelling. The Myles spelling is also associated with Pilgrim Myles Standish and so can make one of the classic Thanksgiving baby names.

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Famous People Named Myles

Myles Standish, English military officer to the Pilgrims
Myles Richard Kennedy, American singer of band Alter Bridge
Myles Birket Foster, English illustrator
Myles Christian Turner, American basketball player
Myles Arthur Eugene Wesley Weston, Antiguan footballer
Myles Lorenz Garrett, American NFL player
Myles Coverdale, Bishop of Exeter and translator
Myles Madison Jury, American mixed martial artist
Myles Fitzhugh Longfield Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough, British peer
Myles Marshall, American runner; son of Olympic runner John Marshall
Myles Moore, son of drummer Gil Moore of band Triumph
Myles Holliday (b. 1993), son of actress Sherilyn Fenn and musician Toulouse Holliday
Myles Nelson (b. 1997), son of TV personality Shaunie O'Neal; ex-stepson of basketball player Shaquille O'Neal
Myles McCallum (b. 1999), son of actress Keeley Hawes and Spencer McCallum
Myles Deeney (b. 2010), son of footballer Troy Deeney
Myles Alex Conley (b. 2016), son of basketball player Mike Conley, Jr.
Myles Stephenson, member of music group Rak-su

Pop Culture References for the name Myles

Myles Mitchell, from the TV show "Moesha"
Myles Conway, from TV series "The Famous Jett Jackson"
Myles of Olau, character in Tamora Pierce's Tortall books
Myles, character in the TV series "The 100"


Jackson099 Says:


aye my name is Myles, and people always say "how many miles have you run today Myles?" or "I would walk 500 miles.." It's annoying sometimes but I'm cool with it, I think I'm the only Myles in my school

beachbear Says:


The only Myles I've ever met was male. Myles is plenty masculine. Miley is feminine.

MylesS Says:


My name is Myles and I'm a guy. I dig my "y" because it distinguishes the proper noun (name) Myles from the measurement of distance, miles. I love my name and have mixed feelings about its new popularity. I always liked being the only Myles or Miles in the room.

Guest Says:


This is how I normally see the name spelled. I have met one or two female Myles though but this is a popular boy's spelling.

Essa Says:


Defintely prefer Miles, the y spelling makes it look quite girly to me.

BeatrixDaisy Says:


im normally someone who likes classic spellings but this one is an exception- i like the y