Miles

Miles - A very unique male name



  Jun 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Miles, meaning soldier or merciful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #397. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Miles and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Miles? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Miles. The baby boy name Miles was given to 3,225 baby boys in 2012, ranking #111 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 509 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Miles peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 111.



Famous with this name

Miles Teller
Vera Miles
Miles Millar


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Miles is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Miles is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #57 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #203.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Miles is where you live.


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Miles origin and meaning

Miles is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means soldier or merciful. To see famous people named Miles, pop culture references for the name Miles and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Miles

We've found the following names that sound similar to Miles, sorted by popularity.

Malik / Malachi / Myles / Malakai / Malaki / Melissa / Malek / Malique / Maleek / Malakhi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012111
2011115
2010137
2009161
2008165
2007189
2006199
2005210
2004220
2003228
2002237
2001244
2000256
1999280
1998253
1997294
1996318
1995327
1994289
1993265
1992282
1991274
1990268
1989262
1988259
1987260
1986273
1985403
1984409
1983452
1982418
1981501
1980515
1979491
1978580
1977582
1976610
1975575
1974578
1973559
1972574
1971645
1970557
1969556
1968545
1967560
1966544
1965452
1964455
1963440
1962415
1961451
1960451
1959458
1958445
1957437
1956433
1955421
1954384
1953417
1952410
1951393
1950377
1949410
1948420
1947418
1946491
1945505
1944531
1943577
1942491
1941478
1940509
1939480
1938482
1937473
1936452
1935477
1934531
1933497
1932408
1931443
1930536
1929448
1928418
1927439
1926400
1925394
1924407
1923401
1922347
1921405
1920406
1919375
1918385
1917381
1916394
1915404
1914434
1913425
1912461
1911383
1910397

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah57
Wisconsin70
Minnesota74
District of Columbia75
Oregon76
Iowa76
Kansas76
New Hampshire85
Colorado86
Missouri86
Washington88
North Dakota89
Nebraska89
Alaska98
Michigan99
Indiana99
Maine100
Rhode Island101
Illinois102
Ohio109
Massachusetts111
Virginia111
Montana113
Vermont113
Pennsylvania114
Delaware114
New York114
Maryland116
South Dakota116
Tennessee116
North Carolina122
New Mexico127
New Jersey137
Georgia138
West Virginia141
Kentucky143
Idaho144
Connecticut147
Nevada147
California151
South Carolina155
Louisiana158
Oklahoma168
Florida169
Arkansas177
Mississippi179
Arizona192
Alabama193
Hawaii200
Texas203

Even more about Miles


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Miles a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Miles?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Miles
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 509
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,225

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