Meaning and Origin of: Myles

Meaning and Origin of Myles

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Merciful
  • German : A soldier
  • Irish : Servant
  • English : Merciful
  • Irish : Servant
  • Latin : Soldier
  • Greek : Inventor of the corn mill

What does Myles mean and stand for?

The name Myles is of various origins, though the most common is the English origin, meaning "soldier or merciful." Myles is the English variation of the name Miles.

Syllables: 1

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Irish : variant of Miles.
  • This spelling of the name is used by many descendants of the 17th-century MA Baptist minister John Miles or Myles (see <xref>Miles</xref>).

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Myles has been increasingly popular, breaking the top 200 and top 150 within a few years of each other. It reached its peak in 2020, positioned at 124. Despite this rise in popularity, its brother name, Miles, is still more popular.

However, it is the 4th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Myles was at its peak popularity in November 2019.

Myles, an alternate spelling of the name Miles, is often seen as a Thanksgiving name due to Pilgrim Myles Standish. Basketball star Myles Turner, singer Myles Richard Kennedy, NFL player Myles Lorenz Garrett, and martial artist Myles Madison Jury are other notable namesakes. Myles has also been a popular choice for celebrity children, chosen by actor Eddie Murphy, guitarist Lars Ulrich, drummer Gil Moore, actress Sherilyn Fenn, actress Keeley Hawes, and basketball player Mike Conley, Jr. Myles has been chosen for various pop culture characters, as well, appearing in Moesha, The Famous Jett Jackson, and The 100.

Where is it Popular?

Myles was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Myles

  • Mylo
  • Mys

Pairs well with these middle names