Gender: Male Meaning of Niles: "son of Neil" Origin of Niles: Scandinavian

The name Niles is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "son of Neil". Niles and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Emily Says:


My son's name is Niles. I love it because it's different but not too crazy or made up. It's a very strong name.

Guest Says:


My sons name is Niles. I love it because it is not common but not weird either :)