US Popularity:58
Other Origin(s):German, British
Meaning:Soldier; Who is like God?; Merciful
Parents who have been searching for miles for the perfect boy's name will love Miles! With Latin, German, and English origins, Miles has indeed transcended borders. This dashing, English form of Milo has become an American standard, thanks to legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, whose larger-than-life presence infused music with improvisational genius. Going back even further, Captain Myles Standish was an English military officer who sailed to New England on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims, which could account for its meaning of "soldier." Additionally, it is also a possible derivative of Michael, meaning "who is like God?" and means "merciful" when looked at through its German roots. If you're in need of more modern connotations, Miles is having a resurgence due to the beloved character in Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales.

Famous People Named Miles

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Miles Austin
    Football Player
  • Miles Brown
    TV Actor
  • Miles Davis
    Musician, Trumpet Player
  • Miles Kane
  • Miles Teller
  • Vera Miles

Miles Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Miles is currently #97 on The Bump
Boy:Miles is currently #67 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Miles is currently #59 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Miles is currently #58 in U.S. births
Boy:Miles is currently #58 in U.S. births
Girl:Miles is currently #10150 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1039
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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