Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIELZ  [key·IPA]

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 meaning "soldier". A notable bearer was the American musician Miles Davis (1926-1991).

In Scotland this name was historically used to Anglicize Maoilios.

Related Names

VariantsMilo, Myles
Other Languages & CulturesMilo(Germanic)
Surname DescendantsMiles, Myles(English)
User SubmissionMiles


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Entry updated December 7, 2022