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Miles (M)>

Miles (male)

Variants:Milo (M)
Pet Name for:Michael (M)
Can be spelt:Myles (M)
Feminine form:Myla (F) Mylene (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

English, of uncertain origin, it was introduced by the Normans.

It has been suggested that Miles is the masculine form of Myla which is believed to mean "merciful".  Alternatively, Miles may have been a modified pet name for Michael.

In the Middle Ages it was rendered as Milo in Latin documents.