Meaning:Soldier; Merciful
If you were alive during medieval times, you’d be very familiar with this name, which is the Old Germanic form of Miles, derived from the Latin word for “soldier.” After falling off the popularity charts in the 20th century, the name has rebounded. Heartthrob “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia has given it a decidedly cool factor, and lots of Hollywood children have the name too, including the sons of Liv Tyler, Alyssa Milano and Craig Ferguson.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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