The name Milo is a boy's name of German origin meaning "soldier or merciful". Milo is ranked #224 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".
From the experts:
Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite, now getting some well deserved appreciation. Milo combines the strength of the ancient Greek Olympic wrestler of that name—a six-time winner of the Olympic games—with the debonair charm of a WWII RAF pilot. A well-used name in medieval Europe, it predates brother-name Miles, a variation that evolved when the name immigrated to the British Isles.
More recently, Milo has been associated with the dashing Milo Ventimiglia of Heroes fame, and it has also been a character in books Catch-22 and The Phantom Tollbooth, and on screen in Milo and Otis, Alias, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, Sherry Stringfield, Liv Tyler, Craig Ferguson, and Alyssa Milano are six celebrity parents who share our enthusiasm for Milo, as do many Nameberry baby namers.
Milo is often heard in Ireland. Milo O'Shea was a renowned Irish character actor.
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