Meaning:To grind
Place names have long inspired the origin of many surnames and first names, probably because they’re inextricably linked to our sense of identity and purpose. Mills is a boy's name of Old English origin that began as a surname. The last name Mills denoted families who lived near a mill, old-school machinery that was traditionally used for grinding important materials, involving intensive labor. A boy by the name of Mills is sure to have a strong work ethic and sense of ambition, willing to do what it takes to achieve their dreams one step at a time!
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