Name: Milo

Origin and Meaning of the Name Milo

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps peaceful
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Soldier
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps from Melos
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MY lo); (MEE lo)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Milo)
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Miscellaneous Info for Milo

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Milo is of uncertain derivation.

    Of Germanic origin, adopted by the French as Milon, and established in English-speaking countries as Miles.

    Milo might come from the German 'mild' (mild, peaceful, calm), which is derived from the Old German root 'milan' (to mill, beat, crush, or rub until fine or tender). Alternatively, it might be from the Old Slavonic root 'milu' (merciful), the Old Slavic 'mil' (grace, favor). Milo was also a Roman personal name.

    In the Middle Ages, the usual Latin form of Miles was Milo, which might have been in this case associated with the Latin word 'miles', meaning soldier.

    Milo is also an Ancient Greek name. Milo of Croton was a famous Greek athlete in the latter part of the 6th century B.C. It might be a variant of the Greek Melos, a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea.

    The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture.

    Milo is also the modern Greek word for apple.

    It is the Hawaiian word for Hawaiian hibiscus.

    Milo is also a character in the British children's TV show 'Tweenies'.

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