Miley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Miley

Miley

Pronunciation: MIY-lee (key)

When Destiny Hope Cyrus was a toddler, her dad nicknamed her "Smiley Miley." The Miley part stuck. As the teen star of "Hannah Montana" Cyrus chose Miley as her legal name, and scores of parents followed suit for their daughters. This name hews to the sound of androgynous surnames like Riley, but it's all girl.

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Related Names:

Mylee, Myleigh, Mylie

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Comments and insights on the name Miley: | Edit

Miley is a fairly uncommon, extremely beautiful, simple, original, lovely name for a baby girl. Pronounced My-lee.

Personal experiences with the name Miley: | Edit

Two really good friends of mine have a daughter named Miley. I absolutely love that girl, and I LOVE her gorgeous name. She's a lovely, precious, friendly, well-mannered, beautiful girl. She is so important to me. Now let me say something. And I am going to STRESS it. The CYRUS family did NOT -- I repeat, positively did NOT -- INVENT THIS WONDERFUL NAME!!!!! This name was around long before that disgusting, horrible singer's time. And also -- just because ONE stupid, nasty, absolutely disgusting, repulsive, terrible, talent-less **ore decided to call herself such a gorgeous, innocent name to pretend she can "sing" and stick her nasty tongue out while she rubs herself in skimpy outfits on stage, does NOT mean that this is a bad name!!!!!!! OR that people naming their beautiful, innocent babies this fantastic name are doing it BECAUSE of her!!! When really, they're doing it DESPITE her and because they love the name. SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE!!!! And her birth name, Destiny, is also two friends of mine's daughter's name. And I LOVE it, there's nothing wrong with that one either!!! Open your eyes. Forget that horrible, hideous creature who took the name. If you love it like me, and you want to name your baby girl this lovely name -- DO IT. This name is seriously adorable. <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

My husband wanted to name our daughter Miley and for about 6 months i didnt want to because of that one reason: Miley Cyrus. I did like her at one time, but when she put those pictures on the net and started dressing like she did then i completely changed my mind about her. Although, i do still like that song The Climb. Eventually, though, i gave in and let him name her that cause it is a pretty name and he had liked that name ever since he was like 15(he's 31 now). That was my biggest wory about naming her that because people might think i actually named her after her, but people that know me and my husband will know the truth. I also gave her two middle names, Michelle(mine) and Gayle(My mother-in-law), so when she gets older she can use a different name if she wants to.

Dana

Our 8 year old daughter is named Miley-Blu (Miley after "Miley Cyrus" as our eldest daughter Darylene is a mahoosive fan of hers & she really wanted us to call her it! lol) and "Blu" After the famous dancers Bella-blu and also "bleu" is my mothers maiden name.

Nicknames for Miley: | Edit

My, Miles, Mile, Lee, Smiles, Smiley.

Meanings and history of the name Miley: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Miley".

American:
Smiley.

Hawaiian:
Vine.

Miley was also used as a nickname for the male name "Miles" a long time ago. CONTRARY TO STUPID POPULAR BELIEF, IT IS NOT A MADE-UP NAME FROM THE ANNOYING CYRUS FAMILY OKAY!?!?!?

Famous real-life people named Miley: | Edit

"Miley" Cyrus does NOT qualify to go here, because her name is NOT Miley.

Miley in song, story & screen: | Edit

Miley, a mermaid from season 5 (in 2002) of the t.v show Charmed
Miley Stewart, the main character in the Dinsey Channel t.v show "Hannah Montana"

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