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Gender: M Meaning of Milo: "soldier or merciful" Origin of Milo: Latin and Old German Milo's Popularity in 2013: #314

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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 WW II RAF pilot. A well-used name in medieval Europe, it predates brother-name Miles, a variation that evolved when the name emigrated to the British Isles.

More recently, Milo has been associated with the dashing Milo Ventimiglia, of Heroes fame, and has also been a character in Catch-22 and The Phantom Tollbooth, on screen in Milo and Otis, Alias, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, Sherry Stringfield, Liv Tyler and Alyssa Milano are five celebrity moms 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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Famous People Named Milo

Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
Milo O'Shea, Irish actor
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

The Adventures of Milo & Otis, 1989 movie about an orange cat & pug dog
Milo Minderbinder, character in Joseph Heller's Catch-22
Milo, a chocolate drink in Australia/New Zealand
Milo, main character in Phantom Tollbooth- play, book, movie
Milo Thatch, main character of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Milo, the baby Georgina Sparks brings to Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl saying he's the father.
Milo Peck, from the movie "Heart and Souls"
Milo Foster, character on American TV series "Men at Work"
Milo, a purple character from the BBC children's TV show "The Tweenies"