Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : One who mills
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Scottish : occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term.
- Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Müller (see Mueller).