Niles comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning “son of Neil”, derived from the given name Neil which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a name of uncertain etymology though possibly meaning “champion” or “cloud”. Niles could also be a variant of Neils, a German surname which is a reduced form of given name Cornelius, an Ancient Roman name of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Latin cornu meaning “horn” derived from a PIE root word.
Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European
- Neil (Irish, Scottish, English)
- Neal (English)
- Nigel (English)
- Nigellus (Latin)
- Neilina (Scottish)
- Nigella (English)