Miles: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Miles

Miles

Pronunciation: MIYLZ (key)

Origin of the name Miles:

Derived from the Old French Milon, which is from the Old High German Milo, a name of uncertain derivation. It might be from the German mild (mild, peaceful, calm) or from the Old Slavonic root milu (merciful).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Milo, Myles

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We named our son Miles (born 2014). It is a fantastic name! Sooo happy with this choice. And, we've had nothing but compliments. People say it is so cool, sophisticated and different -- without being weird, odd or out there. We love the meaning: calm, peaceful mild -- and he really is all these things! And, no one ever has problems pronouncing or spelling it! It really really suits him! Cheeky, fresh, classy, cute. It's a name that makes you smile as you say it. :)

People think we named him for Miles Davis, but we only discovered the jazz musician after our son was born. Great music, he goes to sleep to it every night.Maybe he'll become a trumpeter, too!

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Milesy, Milo, Smiles, Smilesy

So cute -- doesn't need a nickname!

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Miles Standish, Military Captain of the American colonies.
Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
Miles Austin, American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys.
Miles Teller, an American actor

Miles in song, story & screen: | Edit

Miles Straume, character on Lost
Miles and Maizy were the twins on the movie Uncle Buck
Gordon and Olivia's son on Sesame Street is named Miles.
Miles a character in The Holiday played by Jack Black
Miles Silverberg on the TV show Murphy Brown
In the 2008 movie 21 there is a character named Miles
The Courtship of Miles Standish, a poem by Longfellow.
Miles Raymond, main character in the movie Sideways.
Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan/alias Admiral Miles Naismith, the lead character of Lois McMaster Bujold's space opera series
Miles is the possibly innocent, possibly demonic, absolutely scary little boy in Henry James' novella, The Turn of the Screw
Miles Tuck, character in Tuck Everlasting, a novel by Natalie Babbitt
Miles Edgeworth, a prosecutor in the video game series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Miles O'Brien, engineer in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Miles Franklin Award is a major literary prize in Australia.
Miles Bletchley, Slytherin Keeper in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Miles Matheson, former commander of the Monroe republic, and uncle of Charlie and Danny in Revolution
Miles Halter, a character in the book Looking For Alaska by John Green, better known by his nickname Pudge
Sir Miles Axlerod from the Pixar franchise Cars

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