Names of the Week
Fact of the Week
Muscle tissue is three times more efficient at burning calories than fat.  More

Miles Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Miles?

In 2018 the popular name Miles, ranked the 98th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Miles has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #98 for the first time this year with 3,964 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Miles was 24 in 1906.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Miles occurred roughly during the years 1895-1898, 1909-1917, 1978-1982, 1983-1987, and 1995-2011, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1903-1906.

Miles's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Miles for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Miles?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Miles is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Miles (Girl)Miles (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 21 5,900 3,964 98
2017 14 8,121 3,621 110
2016 11 9,851 3,735 105
2015 12 9,314 3,736 107
2014 19 6,613 3,681 108
2013 13 8,890 3,413 115
2012 10 10,980 3,264 111
2011 7 14,335 3,357 115
2010 10 10,970 2,867 137
2009 8 13,286 2,402 161
2008 7 14,883 2,359 167
2007 7 14,959 2,133 189
2006 < 5 -- 1,938 200
2005 7 14,007 1,755 210
2004 7 13,725 1,581 221
2003 8 12,028 1,511 228
2002 6 14,808 1,416 239
2001 < 5 -- 1,384 245
2000 5 16,717 1,305 257
1999 < 5 -- 1,053 281
1998 < 5 -- 1,181 253
1997 < 5 -- 943 296
1996 < 5 -- 829 319
1995 5 14,963 793 327
1994 < 5 -- 948 289
1993 < 5 -- 1,072 269
1992 11 7,854 1,018 283
1991 6 12,545 981 273
1990 < 5 -- 992 269
1989 < 5 -- 957 263
1988 7 9,976 887 265
1987 5 12,540 835 262
1986 9 7,527 776 275
1985 < 5 -- 457 396
1984 6 9,916 409 408
1983 < 5 -- 347 446
1982 5 11,643 403 416
1981 < 5 -- 299 483
1980 < 5 -- 298 490
1979 < 5 -- 309 468
1978 < 5 -- 232 546
1977 < 5 -- 229 552
1976 5 10,292 196 585
1975 < 5 -- 228 532
1974 < 5 -- 206 560
1973 < 5 -- 206 549
1972 < 5 -- 205 560
1971 < 5 -- 205 572
1970 < 5 -- 231 532
1969 < 5 -- 226 520
1968 < 5 -- 211 525
1967 < 5 -- 203 524
1966 < 5 -- 215 517
1965 < 5 -- 291 454
1964 < 5 -- 317 448
1963 < 5 -- 331 438
1962 < 5 -- 386 409
1961 < 5 -- 323 450
1960 < 5 -- 331 442
1959 < 5 -- 320 447
1958 < 5 -- 326 434
1957 < 5 -- 311 437
1956 < 5 -- 320 422
1955 < 5 -- 318 412
1954 < 5 -- 353 378
1953 < 5 -- 293 410
1952 < 5 -- 307 392
1951 < 5 -- 300 391
1950 < 5 -- 326 375
1949 < 5 -- 287 396
1948 < 5 -- 276 410
1947 < 5 -- 272 414
1946 < 5 -- 202 446
1945 < 5 -- 163 467
1944 < 5 -- 156 489
1943 < 5 -- 154 500
1942 < 5 -- 175 469
1941 < 5 -- 160 471
1940 < 5 -- 150 472
1939 < 5 -- 166 443
1938 < 5 -- 163 453
1937 < 5 -- 147 459
1936 < 5 -- 179 415
1935 < 5 -- 161 450
1934 < 5 -- 154 454
1933 < 5 -- 157 441
1932 < 5 -- 197 403
1931 < 5 -- 169 436
1930 < 5 -- 165 461
1929 < 5 -- 185 434
1928 < 5 -- 220 404
1927 8 3,771 213 413
1926 < 5 -- 244 374
1925 < 5 -- 244 383
1924 < 5 -- 233 399
1923 < 5 -- 239 385
1922 < 5 -- 295 344
1921 < 5 -- 233 400
1920 < 5 -- 231 390
1919 < 5 -- 261 355
1918 < 5 -- 245 381
1917 < 5 -- 232 365
1916 < 5 -- 217 374
1915 < 5 -- 186 395
1914 < 5 -- 127 427
1913 < 5 -- 119 391
1912 < 5 -- 93 400
1911 < 5 -- 50 407
1910 < 5 -- 53 350
1909 < 5 -- 42 369
1908 < 5 -- 44 342
1907 < 5 -- 41 338
1906 < 5 -- 24 460
1905 < 5 -- 36 344
1904 < 5 -- 45 287
1903 < 5 -- 44 286
1902 < 5 -- 45 283
1901 < 5 -- 37 288
1900 < 5 -- 55 280
1899 < 5 -- 36 293
1898 < 5 -- 59 230
1897 < 5 -- 44 265
1896 < 5 -- 42 286
1895 < 5 -- 33 324
1894 < 5 -- 56 229
1893 < 5 -- 35 296
1892 < 5 -- 47 263
1891 < 5 -- 44 241
1890 < 5 -- 47 249
1889 < 5 -- 33 302
1888 < 5 -- 43 276
1887 < 5 -- 35 274
1886 < 5 -- 36 285
1885 < 5 -- 52 228
1884 < 5 -- 39 276
1883 < 5 -- 42 257
1882 < 5 -- 44 261
1881 < 5 -- 40 251
1880 < 5 -- 54 217

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.