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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Soldier

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Miles

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Miles in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Miles:

  • Records indicate that 59,566 boys in the United States have been named Miles since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 3,325 people in the U.S. were given the name Miles. Those people are now 9 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      36 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Myles. We picked this name for our third son due in December. I think it is both adorable for a little boy and strong and masculine for an adult." Jul. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I first heard the name 'Miles' in 'The Turn of the Screw', and even though the character was not the nicest, the name struck me as being a unique and beautiful name- it grew on me gradually and now it is one of my favourites!!" Jan. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My gramps was Miles. Wonderful man and will be a sweet name for our baby boy!" Sep. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Miles, I retired from the military after a 20 year career, so maybe there is something in a name!" May. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "My son's name is Miles and I love it! We are now expecting another little boy and no other name seems to live up to Miles - any suggestions?" Mar. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born Feb 26, 2010 and we named him Miles. It really suits him. We were considering Myles with a " Y", but we are happy we went with the traditional spelling." Mar. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "And in addition to the caption right below this one....It is his Birthday today so...Happy Birthday Miles....I am so in love with you!!!" Dec. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Miles and he is not only a great husband...but he is an awesome father and my very best friend and sole mate....Great name...Great man." Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Miles and it did take me a while to get used to it. But now it fits and I couldn't imagine him as anything else. And boy, is he a soldier!" Jul. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our second son (now 2) Miles and call him smiley as he is a very happy content little boy. His older brother Oliver calls him Milesy! This is still an usual name in England however is not seen as one of those weird or bizarre names stars seem to call their children. Simple, classic & ever so slightly posh!" May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name; it's one of my very favorite for boys. Unfortunately, my husband thinks it sounds snooty. I don't see it - to me, Miles is classic, strong, without being over-used." Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOVE that name i have a cousin named Miles and it fits him, really nice. its so easy to say it flows off the tongue well. awsome all the way around." Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are planning to call our first baby, who we have found out is a boy and is due in May, Miles. We love the name as it's really different, classical and very strong-sounding." Dec. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are picking baby names for our baby, due in May, and Miles is at the top of our boy's name list. Beautiful, masculine, simple. And, if you don't like the Latin, you can take the alternate etymology of Old German meaning "mercy". :-)" Nov. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 2nd som Miles (now 3) & we constantly get the comment "cool name " or "what a great name". His nickname is "Smiley" because he always is!" Nov. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our son Miles two years ago. It's a perfect fit because he's unbelievely strong, fiercely independent, and loves music." Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My oldest son is named Miles. I chose his name because I wanted it where he could go his entire life & rarely meet anyone with his name." Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Miles is the name of our 1st grandchild and grandson. He's so handsome and will carry his name proudly I'm sure." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Miles is going to be our son's name. I think it is masculine, unique, and sophisticated." Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm gonna name my child miles , i thought os so many names and this and ryder stick out what do you think?" Mar. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandfather, a veteran of the Spanish American War (1898,) named his son Miles in honor of a popular commander, General Nelson A. Miles, who had been Indian fighter and Civil War general. It is now a reoccurring given name in our family. Bestowed four times, most recently in 2001." Dec. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Difficult to think of a more masculine name than Miles (meaning 'Soldier')! It's my son's name." Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name, my husband thinks it may not be masculine enough. any thoughts?" Jul. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Miles is cool - classic, artistic, understated, a bit different." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whenever I meet another Miles out there, it's like a sort-of bonding experience, since we're so few, but proud nevertheless. It's a great name...and yes, I've been called "Smiles" and "Milo" countless times." May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow, this is cool Thanks for everyone sharing their thoughts, my new baby is due in June and his name, my first son will be Miles :)" Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Miles. I am the only one at my school who has it as his First name . There are two other boys and a teacher who have Miles as their SURNAME. I think it is a cool name." Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Miles is the name of the fox I like in Sonic the Hedgehog games so my kid will be named after him when I grow up" Jan. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are due in early 2007 and plan to name our son "Miles"" Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Miles. I am 30 years old. All my friends tink it is a very cool name!" Nov. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it.. I have never heard it miss pronounced.. I like this name because it is not really popular.. in the top 100... but not really weird of out there either!" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is such a great name! Our third son's name is Miles. I love that it's not common and it's an "older" name." Sep. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Miles is a lovely, energetic sounding name. It also has the cute nickname 'Milo'" Jun. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our second son Miles. He's the only Miles in his school and i'ts not hard to say or spell. Very strong classic name." May. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our second son Miles. We rarely see other kids with the name which is a plus. I am very pleased with the name we choose. It's a classic, everyone has heard it, but it's not overly used like so many other names out there." May. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "My only grandchild is named Miles. How can I not adore the name of a most beloved grandson? When my son and daughter in law Announced they named him Miles at the hospital, I was momentarily surprised; then somehow it was perfect. He is intelligent, sweet and so full of curiousity and energy, loves his trucks and little trains. I am glad the name means soldier." Oct. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Miles in 2009 love the name and everyone who meets us love his name too coo name" Jul. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson is2 1/2. His name is Miles Braddock. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but now I just love his name. The only thing I don't like about it is when you use his name as a posessive, example.... That is Miles's car. Then it is like the name James, James's sounds weird. Other than that, it is a great name for the best little boy ever!" Nov. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nephew's name is miles great guy very calm, giving, brilliant fellow." Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Of the few families I babysit for, coincidentally two of them have sons named Miles! I had rarely heard the name before meeting these two families and I find it very funny to now hear it all the time!" Aug. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have chosen the name Miles for our third son due in May. We fell in love with the name and since then that is what we have called him. Can't wait to meet him. He will have to be a soldier with two older brothers!!!" Feb. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are planning to call our soon to born son Miles, classic & strong like his big sister Adelaide" Feb. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brothers name is miles and my name is macy the m&ms i think the name suits anyone well and they can grow up with it" Jul. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son and daughter-in-law are considering naming their first baby, a boy, Miles. At first I didn't care for it, but now that I've researed it and keep saying it with our last name - it sounds great - a very sophisticated name." Aug. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we're naming our son miles. The man makes the name, not the other way round!!!" Aug. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "we're naming our son miles. The man makes the name, not the other way round!!!" Aug. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "very unique but from first hand experience fasldjflasjdff" Apr. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Given the current trend toward using the metric system, I propose the name "Kilometer" instead. "Kilo" is a fine nickname, too!" Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first son Miles in tribute to his mother's family (their surname 'Miles'). We didn't know at the time that it was also a recognised first name of some pedigree meaning 'soldier'. How appropriate then that our son has chosen to make his career in the army! He's very proud of his name." Jan. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Miles six years ago. It was the one name both my husband and I loved. I still love it. My only problem with it is that it is awkward to turn into a possesive (Miles's)" Jan. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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