Miles (given name)

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Miles /ˈmlz/ is a male name from the Latin miles, a soldier.[1][2] The medieval knight was called miles in Medieval Latin, while in Classical Latin, miles meant simply soldier of any sort, including infantry.

Miles Gloriosus, whose name means "boastful soldier", was a comic stock character in classical Roman drama.

Miles has several variant forms, some of which offer their own derivations: Milan, Milo, Milos, Myles and Mylo.

Persons with the name[edit]