Cyrus was born in Nolensville,Tennessee as Destiny HopeCyrus on November 23, 1992, toparents Leticia "Tish" (néeFinley) and country singer Jimmy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus has fivesiblings. Her elder siblings Traceand Brandi Cyrus are Tish'schildren from a previousrelationship, whom Jimmy Ray adopted when theywere very young. Cyrus also has an older half-brother, Christopher Cody, from herfather's previous relationship, aswell as a younger brother, Braison,and a younger sister, Noah, who isalso an actress. Cyrus's parentsnamed her Destiny Mope because they believed thatshe would accomplish great things. She wasnicknamed "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley",because she kept smiling as a baby.