Name: Miles

Origin and Meaning of the Name Miles

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps peaceful
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  • Meaning:
    Soldier
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  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps peaceful
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MY ulz)
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Miscellaneous Info for Miles

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Brought to England with the Norman conquest, maybe via the French form Milon, Miles is of uncertain derivation.

    It might be derived from Milon, French form Milo, which is possibly of Germanic origin or from a Greek and Roman personal name.

    The Latin form of the name in the Middle Ages was Milo. It may also be a greatly altered pet form of Michael, which came to be associated witht he Latin word 'miles' (soldier) because of the military attributes of the archangel Michael.

    There is a common Slavic element 'mil' (grave, favor), with which it may possibly have some connection.

    In Ireland, Miles has been used to Anglicize such names as Maeleachlainn (Malachy), Maolmhuire, Maolmordha.

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