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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
10k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Niles

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1897 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1912 7 0 7
1913 23 0 23
1914 15 0 15
1915 16 0 16
1916 26 0 26
1917 38 0 38
1918 29 0 29
1919 23 0 23
1920 27 0 27
1921 31 0 31
1922 24 0 24
1923 25 0 25
1924 25 0 25
1925 24 0 24
1926 22 0 22
1927 27 0 27
1928 35 0 35
1929 42 0 42
1930 29 0 29
1931 43 0 43
1932 29 0 29
1933 30 0 30
1934 30 0 30
1935 27 0 27
1936 26 0 26
1937 33 0 33
1938 33 0 33
1939 28 0 28
1940 35 0 35
1941 35 0 35
1942 55 0 55
1943 46 0 46
1944 44 0 44
1945 36 0 36
1946 36 0 36
1947 45 0 45
1948 55 0 55
1949 47 0 47
1950 57 0 57
1951 45 0 45
1952 43 0 43
1953 44 0 44
1954 31 0 31
1955 42 0 42
1956 38 0 38
1957 30 0 30
1958 31 0 31
1959 30 0 30
1960 35 0 35
1961 34 0 34
1962 31 0 31
1963 28 0 28
1964 29 0 29
1965 28 0 28
1966 22 0 22
1967 21 0 21
1968 14 0 14
1969 30 0 30
1970 21 0 21
1971 24 0 24
1972 18 0 18
1973 35 0 35
1974 38 0 38
1975 45 0 45
1976 33 0 33
1977 23 0 23
1978 38 0 38
1979 42 0 42
1980 37 0 37
1981 38 0 38
1982 33 0 33
1983 48 0 48
1984 31 0 31
1985 45 0 45
1986 46 0 46
1987 47 0 47
1988 45 0 45
1989 53 0 53
1990 45 0 45
1991 48 0 48
1992 43 0 43
1993 42 0 42
1994 57 0 57
1995 70 0 70
1996 49 0 49
1997 56 0 56
1998 80 0 80
1999 68 0 68
2000 64 0 64
2001 54 0 54
2002 41 0 41
2003 41 0 41
2004 43 0 43
2005 36 0 36
2006 38 0 38
2007 50 0 50
2008 37 0 37
2009 46 0 46
2010 29 0 29
2011 41 0 41
2012 45 0 45
2013 39 0 39
2014 52 0 52
2015 49 0 49

Fun Facts about the name Niles

  • How many people with the first name Niles have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,883 babies born with the first name Niles in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niles to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niles? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Niles first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niles is Thursday, May 12th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Niles born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niles was in 1998 with a total of 80 babies.
  • Random Niles Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niles is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Niles: Your name in reverse order is Selin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsnie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Niles? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,173 people with the last name Niles.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Niles? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Niles as their last name.
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Common last names for Niles

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Bowman
  • Davis
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Niles U.S.
  White 77.40% 64.26%
  African American 16.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Niles

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Niles" mean? The list below shows the origins of Niles as well as things modernly associated with the name Niles such as celebrities named Niles.

English

Origin and Meaning of Niles

The name "Niles" is of English origin, and it means "Son of Neil". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Niles

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What does the name Niles mean?

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

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