- Rhymes: -aɪlz
- Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001 .
From Old French given name Milo, of problematic origin, possibly from an unknown Germanic element, or a short form of Slavonic names beginning with mil- "grace, favor". The English form is associated by folk etymology with Latin mīles ( “soldier” ) .