Miller

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8k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Miller

"Miller" is a name of English origin, and it means "Mill Worker". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mill"er
Senses
  1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
  2. A milling machine.
  3. [Zoöl]
    1. A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller.
    2. The eagle ray.
    3. The hen harrier.
      (Prov. Eng)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various moths that have powdery wings
  2. Machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
  3. Someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
  4. United States playwright (1915-2005)
  5. United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
  6. United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
Wiktionary
  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname​ for a miller.

Notable Persons Named Miller

Miller Huggins was a baseball player. Miller was born on March 27th, 1878 in Cincinnati. He breathed his last breath on September 25th, 1929.

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Miller Anderson is a blues, glam rock, and folk rock musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and Fender Stratocaster. His ongoing career started in 1960. Miller was born Miller Anderson on April 12th, 1945 in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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Miller Williams was a writer. Miller was given the name Stanley Miller Williams on April 8th, 1930 in Hoxie, Arkansas, U.S. He died on January 1st, 2015.

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Miller Reese Hutchison was an inventor. He holds the title Klaxon alarm. Miller was born on August 6th, 1876 in Montrose, Alabama. He left this life on February 16th, 1944.

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Miller Barber is a golf player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Miller

Ezra Miller is an actor, singer, musician, and model. He has been prominent since 2008. Ezra was given the name Ezra Matthew Miller on September 30th, 1992 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States.

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He has been prominent since 1998. Wentworth was given the name Wentworth Earl Miller III on June 2nd, 1972 in Chipping Norton, England.

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Dame Agatha Christie was a crime fiction, thriller (genre), detective fiction, and romance novel novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, and short story. Dame was given the name Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on September 15th, 1890 in Torquay. She left this life on January 12th, 1976.

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T. J. Miller is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and director. He has been prominent since 2007. T. was given the name Todd Joseph Miller on June 4th, 1981 in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Jonny Lee Miller is an actor. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Jonny was given the name Jonathan Lee Miller on November 15th, 1972 in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England.

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Arthur Miller was a writer. Arthur was given the name Arthur Asher Miller on October 17th, 1915 in Harlem , New York, United States. He died on February 10th, 2005.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 11 0 11
1882 16 0 16
1883 7 0 7
1884 6 0 6
1885 8 0 8
1886 12 0 12
1887 6 0 6
1888 12 0 12
1889 17 0 17
1890 12 0 12
1891 7 0 7
1892 10 0 10
1893 12 0 12
1894 9 0 9
1895 10 0 10
1896 9 0 9
1897 11 0 11
1898 7 0 7
1899 11 0 11
1900 14 0 14
1901 12 0 12
1902 12 0 12
1903 16 0 16
1904 12 0 12
1905 9 0 9
1906 14 0 14
1907 17 0 17
1908 19 0 19
1909 15 0 15
1910 21 0 21
1911 27 0 27
1912 41 0 41
1913 46 0 46
1914 70 0 70
1915 74 6 68
1916 54 0 54
1917 67 6 61
1918 62 0 62
1919 84 8 76
1920 90 6 84
1921 91 5 86
1922 89 5 84
1923 87 5 82
1924 87 5 82
1925 87 6 81
1926 63 0 63
1927 60 0 60
1928 52 0 52
1929 53 0 53
1930 68 5 63
1931 62 0 62
1932 48 6 42
1933 59 0 59
1934 57 5 52
1935 43 0 43
1936 40 0 40
1937 47 0 47
1938 68 8 60
1939 44 7 37
1940 45 0 45
1941 41 6 35
1942 39 5 34
1943 48 0 48
1944 36 0 36
1945 38 0 38
1946 39 0 39
1947 49 0 49
1948 35 0 35
1949 46 6 40
1950 34 0 34
1951 46 0 46
1952 44 0 44
1953 38 0 38
1954 42 0 42
1955 51 0 51
1956 29 0 29
1957 35 0 35
1958 40 0 40
1959 43 0 43
1960 26 0 26
1961 29 0 29
1962 29 0 29
1963 32 0 32
1964 22 0 22
1965 32 0 32
1966 31 0 31
1967 23 0 23
1968 22 0 22
1969 23 0 23
1970 25 0 25
1971 31 0 31
1972 23 0 23
1973 24 0 24
1974 30 0 30
1975 20 0 20
1976 25 0 25
1977 20 0 20
1978 17 0 17
1979 17 0 17
1980 15 0 15
1981 25 0 25
1982 25 0 25
1983 24 0 24
1984 20 0 20
1985 20 0 20
1986 17 0 17
1987 22 6 16
1988 22 0 22
1989 25 0 25
1990 36 5 31
1991 40 0 40
1992 43 10 33
1993 61 17 44
1994 48 0 48
1995 53 8 45
1996 77 14 63
1997 72 9 63
1998 76 9 67
1999 91 15 76
2000 97 14 83
2001 78 9 69
2002 87 11 76
2003 104 16 88
2004 110 21 89
2005 127 15 112
2006 175 22 153
2007 184 18 166
2008 222 41 181
2009 195 16 179
2010 222 34 188
2011 255 38 217
2012 228 49 179
2013 269 56 213
2014 303 54 249
2015 342 71 271
2016 344 80 264
2017 339 83 256

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Popularity of Miller as a first name

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Popularity of Miller as a last name

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Common last names for Miller

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Miller U.S.
  White 84.11% 64.26%
  African American 10.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Miller

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

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Fun Facts about the name Miller

  • What name lists does Miller rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Miller? Miller is the 2,859th most popular name of all time. As a last name Miller was the 7th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Miller have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,993 babies born with the first name Miller in the United States. That's more than enough people named Miller to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Miller? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Miller first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miller is Monday, December 18th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Miller born? The highest recorded use of the first name Miller was in 2015 with a total of 271 babies.
  • Random Miller Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Miller is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Miller: Your name in reverse order is Rellim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmerli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Miller? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,161,437 people with the last name Miller.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Miller? Miller was ranked as the 7th 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.