Miles Name Meaning & Origin


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.

Related Names:

Milo, Myles

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Comments and insights on the name Miles

Miles and Selim are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Miles

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!

Nicknames for Miles

Milesy, Milo, Miley, Milly, Smiles, Smilesy, Kilometres

So cute -- doesn't need a nickname!

My name is Miles; I am now 30 years old, and trust me, if your child is named Miles, nicknames will swarm him. But Miles never ceases to be where they always rest. It is a great name. There was an awkward relationship growing up, but i am proud to have it, and glad that i always have. I used to see in baby names books that MILES meant SOLDIER. And i liked that. But i like this new interpretation of: Calm, Peaceful, and Mild. At 30 years old, that suits who i have become perfectly.

Meanings and history of the name Miles
Famous real-life people named Miles

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
Frank Iero named his son Miles Thomas.
Miles McKenna, an American YouTube personality
Miles Xavier Tate (b. 2006), son of American film and television actor Larenz Tate
Miles Alexander Yetton (b. 2012), son of American singer-songwriter Joy Williams
Miles Macklin Colonomos (b. 2018), son of American television personality Ginger Zee, brother to Adrian Benjamin
Miles Theodore Stephens (b. 2018), son of American singer, songwriter, and actor John Legend and American model Chrissy Teigen, brother to Luna Simone

Miles in song, story & screen

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
Miles Archer, a character in the book Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Sir Miles Axlerod from the Pixar franchise Cars
Miles Hollingsworth III, a character on Canadian television series Degrassi; Miles Hollingsworth II also appears.
Miles Morales from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics
Miles Warren from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics

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