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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIELZ
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".

In Scotland this name was historically used as an Anglicized form of Maoilios.
VariantsMilo, Myles
Other Languages & CulturesMilo(Ancient Germanic)
Surname DescendantsMiles, Myles(English)

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