Meaning and Origin of: Niles
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Gaelic : Champion
- Irish : Champion
- Greek : Victorious people
- English : Smooth
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Family name origins & meanings:
- English : perhaps a patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal (see Nelson).
- Possibly a variant of German Neils, a derivative of the personal name Cornelius.
- John Niles from England was known to have been in Dorchester, MA, as early as 1634 before putting down roots in Braintree, MA, where his grandson Samuel was a Congregational clergyman for many years.