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Miles

Miles is the French Norman form of Milo, a Germanic name of uncertain meaning though it’s often been linked to Latin miles meaning “soldier” or perhaps related to Slavic element milu meaning “gracious, dear”. Miles is also an English surname derived from the given name. Miles is also an English word, the plural of mile referring to a unit of distance or length derived from Latin mille meaning “thousand” via a PIE root word.

Origin: Latin, Slavic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Milo (English, Ancient Germanic)
  • Mylo (English)
  • Myles (English)

 

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