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What does the name "Niles" mean?

Niles (English): Son of Neil

The name "Niles" is of English origin and it means "Son of Neil". It's a name commonly given to boys.

N is for nice, need I say more?

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

S is for serene, your calm time.

Your name in reverse order is "Selin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ielns". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Niles" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Niles? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,836 babies born with the name Niles in the United States. That's more than enough Niles to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1897 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Niles" was in 1998 with a total of 80 babies.

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Niles" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of only 45 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Niles popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Niles in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

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