Niles name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Niles mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Niles

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Niles means "Boy who plays with my best friend".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Niles

Notable Persons Named Niles


KSHMR is an electronic dance music, electro house, progressive house, and tropical house electronic music and record producer. He plays Synthesizer and Programming (music). He was most active from 2014 to present. KSHMR was given the name Niles Hollowell-Dhar on October 6th, 1988.

Niles Paul

Niles Paul is a football player. Niles was born on August 9th, 1989 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Niles Young

Niles was born on May 7th, 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Niles Reed

Niles Searls

Niles Searls was a Chief Justice of California. Niles was born on December 22nd, 1825 in Coeymans, New York. He breathed his last breath on April 27th, 1907.

Niles Welch

Niles Welch was an actor. Niles was born on July 29th, 1888 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He passed away on November 21st, 1976.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Niles

Notable Persons With the Last Name Niles

Steve Niles

Steve Niles is a comics creator.

Prescott Niles

Prescott Niles is a rock music musician. Prescott was born on May 2nd, 1954.

Sarah Niles

Douglas Niles

Douglas Niles is a role-playing games and role-playing game game designer, novelist, and game design. Douglas was born Douglas Niles on December 1st, 1954 in Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States.

Richard Niles

Richard Niles is a jazz, pop music, and classical music composer, arrangement, record producer, guitarist, presenter, and journalist. He plays Guitar. His career lasted from 1975 to 1975. Richard was born on May 28th, 1951 in Hollywood.

John Milton Niles

John Milton Niles was a Connecticut, United States Senator, and United States Senate. John was born on August 20th, 1787 in Windsor, Connecticut, U.S. He passed away on May 31st, 1856.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Niles U.S.
  White 77.40% 64.26%
  African American 16.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Niles

People with the last name Niles are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Niles

  • How Popular is the name Niles? Niles is the 4,387th most popular name of all time. As a last name Niles was the 3,511th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Niles have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,116 babies born with the first name Niles in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niles to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niles? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Niles first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niles is Thursday, May 12th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Niles born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niles was in 1998 with a total of 80 babies.
  • Random Niles Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niles is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Niles: The name spelled backwards is Selin. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nlise. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Niles? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,173 people with the last name Niles.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Niles? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Niles as their last name.
  • Niles name meaning

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