Milo - boys name

Milo name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Milo name meaning:

The name Milo is of Germanic origin, derived from the Old Germanic name "Miles," which means "merciful" or "gracious." It is a shortened form of several Germanic names that contain the element "mil," such as Emilio and Camillo. As a result, the name Milo carries connotations of compassion, kindness, and generosity.

In addition to its Germanic roots, Milo also has historical ties to ancient Greece. In Greek mythology, Milo (or Milon) was a renowned athlete, known for his incredible strength and endurance. This association adds an element of athleticism and vigor to the name.

Overall, the name Milo has a rich cultural and historical background, evoking qualities of mercy, grace, and strength. It is a name that carries a sense of character and charm, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a unique yet meaningful name for their baby boy.

Origin: Greek

Form of Miles. Soldier.

Related names

Miles , Milo

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 83 out of 4789

719 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (84)
  • Scotland (172)

Historical popularity of Milo

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