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Gender: M Meaning of Milo: "soldier or merciful" Origin of Milo: Latin and Old German Milo's Popularity in 2015: #288

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—it ranks in eighth place on Nameberry!

Milo is often heard in Ireland. Milo O'Shea was a renowned Irish character actor.

Famous People Named Milo

Milo Đukanović, president and prime minister of Montenegro
Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
Milo O'Shea, Irish actor
Milo, bishop of Reims and Trier, Germany
Milo (born Rory Ferreira), American rapper
Milo Aukerman, American biochemist and lead singer of punk band the Descendents
Milo Dor (born Milutin Doroslovac), Serbian-Austrian writer
Milo of Croton, ancient Greek athlete
Milo Radulovich, American veteran portrayed in movie "Good Night, and Good Luck"
Milo Yiannopoulos, Greek-British journalist
Milo Emil Halbheer, German painter
Milo Thomas (b. 2011), son of Alyssa Milano
Milo Hamish Ferguson (b. 2001), son of Craig Ferguson
Milo William (b. 2004), son of Liv Tyler
Milo Jacob (b. 2001), son of Camryn Manheim
Milo Sebastian (b. 1997), son of Ricki Lake
Milo Lachowski (b. 2013), son of Francisco Lachowski
Milo Gibson, son of actor Mel Gibson

Pop Culture References for the name Milo

Milo, talking orange cat in movie "The Adventures of Milo & Otis"
Milo Minderbinder, character in Joseph Heller's Catch-22
Milo, chocolate drink in Australia/New Zealand
Milo, main character in "The Phantom Tollbooth"
Milo Thatch, main character of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Milo Sparks, baby on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Milo Peck, character in movie "Heart and Souls"
Milo Foster, character on TV series "Men at Work"
Milo, purple character from the BBC children's TV show "The Tweenies"
Milo, a rodent-like mammal on animated series "The Land Before Time"
Milo, dog in movie "The Mask"
Milo Bloom, character in comic strip "Bloom County" by Berkeley Breathed
Milo Kerrigan, character in Australian TV's "Full Frontal"
Milo Pressman, character on TV's "24"
Milo Rambaldi, character on TV's "Alias"
Professor Milo, villain in Batman comics
Scorpio Milo, character in manga "Saint Seiya"
Milo, main character on animated series "Fish Hooks"
Milo Jackson, character in movie "Airheads"
Milo Greene, American indie pop band
Milo Dean, character in movie "The Skeleton Twins"