Miles

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78k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Miles mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Miles

"Miles" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Soldier". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Old French given name Milo, of problematic origin, possibly from an unknown Germanic element, or a short form of Slavic names beginning with mil- "grace, favor". The English form is associated by folk etymology with Latin mīles (“soldier”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​, also derived from a Middle English form of Michael.

Notable Persons Named Miles

Miles Teller is an actor and musician. His ongoing career started in 2004. Miles was given the name Miles Alexander Teller on February 20th, 1987 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States. Miles is also known as Teller and Alexander Miles.

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Miles Davis was a jazz musician and bandleader. He plays Trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, organ, synthesizer, and Organ (music). He holds the title Petits Machins " and Go Ahead John". His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1975. Miles was given the name Miles Dewey Davis III on May 26th, 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He breathed his last breath on September 28th, 1991.

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He was most active from 2005 to present. Miles was born on May 16th, 1994 in Greenville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Miles Kane is an indie rock, garage rock, britpop, psychedelic rock, electronica, post-punk revival, and mod revival musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Gibson ES-335, Fender Jaguar, Fender Telecaster, Gibson J-45, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Miles was given the name Miles Peter Kane on March 17th, 1986 in Birkenhead.

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Miles Jupp is a comedian and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Miles was born on September 8th, 1979 in London, England.

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Miles Plumlee is a basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks, →Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Indiana Pacers, and Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Miles was born on September 1st, 1988 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Miles

Les Miles is a college coach. Les was born on November 10th, 1953 in Elyria, Ohio.

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Vera Miles is an actress. She was most active from 1950 to 1950. Vera was given the name Vera June Ralston on August 23rd, 1929 in Boise City, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Otis Williams is a rhythm, blues, pop music, soul music, and disco singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1958. Otis was given the name Otis Miles, Jr. on October 30th, 1941 in Texarkana, Texas, U.S.

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Ben Miles is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Ben was given the name Benjamin Miles in 1967 in Wimbledon, London.

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Sarah Miles is an actress. Her career lasted from 1961 to 2004. Sarah was born on December 31st, 1941 in Ingatestone, Essex, England.

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Buddy Miles was a rock, r&b, funk, rhythm, and blues musician. He was most prominent from 1964 to 2008. Buddy was given the name George Allen Miles, Jr. on September 5th, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He died on February 26th, 2008.

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How popular is the baby name Miles in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 54 0 54
1881 40 0 40
1882 44 0 44
1883 42 0 42
1884 39 0 39
1885 52 0 52
1886 36 0 36
1887 35 0 35
1888 43 0 43
1889 33 0 33
1890 47 0 47
1891 44 0 44
1892 47 0 47
1893 35 0 35
1894 56 0 56
1895 33 0 33
1896 42 0 42
1897 44 0 44
1898 59 0 59
1899 36 0 36
1900 55 0 55
1901 37 0 37
1902 45 0 45
1903 44 0 44
1904 45 0 45
1905 36 0 36
1906 24 0 24
1907 41 0 41
1908 44 0 44
1909 42 0 42
1910 53 0 53
1911 50 0 50
1912 93 0 93
1913 119 0 119
1914 127 0 127
1915 186 0 186
1916 217 0 217
1917 232 0 232
1918 245 0 245
1919 261 0 261
1920 231 0 231
1921 232 0 232
1922 296 0 296
1923 239 0 239
1924 233 0 233
1925 244 0 244
1926 244 0 244
1927 221 8 213
1928 220 0 220
1929 185 0 185
1930 165 0 165
1931 169 0 169
1932 197 0 197
1933 157 0 157
1934 154 0 154
1935 161 0 161
1936 179 0 179
1937 147 0 147
1938 163 0 163
1939 166 0 166
1940 150 0 150
1941 160 0 160
1942 175 0 175
1943 154 0 154
1944 156 0 156
1945 162 0 162
1946 202 0 202
1947 272 0 272
1948 276 0 276
1949 287 0 287
1950 326 0 326
1951 300 0 300
1952 307 0 307
1953 294 0 294
1954 353 0 353
1955 318 0 318
1956 320 0 320
1957 311 0 311
1958 326 0 326
1959 320 0 320
1960 332 0 332
1961 323 0 323
1962 386 0 386
1963 331 0 331
1964 317 0 317
1965 291 0 291
1966 215 0 215
1967 203 0 203
1968 211 0 211
1969 226 0 226
1970 231 0 231
1971 205 0 205
1972 205 0 205
1973 207 0 207
1974 206 0 206
1975 228 0 228
1976 201 5 196
1977 228 0 228
1978 232 0 232
1979 309 0 309
1980 298 0 298
1981 299 0 299
1982 408 5 403
1983 347 0 347
1984 415 6 409
1985 457 0 457
1986 785 9 776
1987 840 5 835
1988 894 7 887
1989 957 0 957
1990 992 0 992
1991 987 6 981
1992 1,029 11 1,018
1993 1,072 0 1,072
1994 948 0 948
1995 798 5 793
1996 829 0 829
1997 943 0 943
1998 1,181 0 1,181
1999 1,053 0 1,053
2000 1,310 5 1,305
2001 1,384 0 1,384
2002 1,422 6 1,416
2003 1,519 8 1,511
2004 1,588 7 1,581
2005 1,762 7 1,755
2006 1,938 0 1,938
2007 2,140 7 2,133
2008 2,366 7 2,359
2009 2,410 8 2,402
2010 2,877 10 2,867
2011 3,364 7 3,357
2012 3,272 10 3,262
2013 3,426 13 3,413
2014 3,699 19 3,680
2015 3,743 12 3,731
2016 3,740 11 3,729
2017 3,615 14 3,601

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Popularity of Miles as a first name

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Popularity of Miles as a last name

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Common last names for Miles

  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • King
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • Anderson
  • Nelson
  • Martin
  • Murphy
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Miles U.S.
  White 61.33% 64.26%
  African American 32.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Miles

People with the last name Miles are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Miles

  • What name lists does Miles rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Miles? Miles is the 761st most popular name of all time. As a last name Miles was the 368th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Miles have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 78,223 babies born with the first name Miles in the United States. That's more than enough people named Miles to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Miles? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 54 new born babies.
  • When was Miles first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miles is Saturday, March 31st, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Miles born? The highest recorded use of the first name Miles was in 2015 with a total of 3,731 babies. That's a lot of babies named Miles!
  • Random Miles Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Miles ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 150 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Miles: Your name in reverse order is Selim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sielm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Miles? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 84,942 people with the last name Miles.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Miles? Miles was ranked as the 368th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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