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Gender: Male Meaning of Milo: "soldier or merciful" Origin of Milo: Latin and Old German Milo's Popularity in 2017: #224

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 "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- BOYS".

From the experts:

Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite boys' name, 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 This Is Us fame, and it has also been the name of characters 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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Famous People Named Milo

Milo of Croton, ancient Greek athlete
Milo Đukanović, 1st Prime Minister and 2nd and 4th President of Montenegro
Milo Anthony Ventimiglia, American actor
Milo Donal O'Shea, Irish actor
Milo, bishop of Reims and Trier, Germany
Milo, stage name of Rory Ferreira, American rapper
Milo Dor, pen name of Milutin Doroslovac, Serbian-Austrian writer
Milo Jay Aukerman, American singer of band the Descendants
(Leland) Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster
Milo Parker, English actor
Milo Cawthorne, New Zealand actor
Milo Boughton Butler, 1st British governor-general of the Bahamas
Milo Radulovich, American veteran portrayed in movie "Good Night, and Good Luck"
Milo Emil Halbheer, German painter
Milo Yiannopoulos, British political commentator and internet provocateur
Milo Astaire (b. 1993), son of model Saffron Aldridge and Simon Astaire
Milo Sebastian Sussman (b. 1997), son of TV host/actress Ricki Lake
Milo Hamish Ferguson (b. 2001), son of TV host/comedian Craig Ferguson
Milo Jacob Brezovar (b. 2001), son of actress Camryn Manheim
Milo Hutton (b. 2001), son of actor Timothy Hutton
Milo Oyamada (b. 2002), son of singers Cornelius and Takako Minekawa
Milo William Langdon (b. 2004), son of actress Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon
Milo Joseph (b. 2004), son of actress Sherry Stringfield and Larry Joseph
Milo Seal, son of actor Kevin Seal and director Lynn Shelton
Milo Roy (b. 2005), son of comedian Ben Roy
Milo Phirman (b. 2009), son of actress Dannah Phirman and comedy singer Mike Phirman
Milo Contostavlos (b. 2010), son of rapper Dappy
Milo Thomas (b. 2011), son of actress Alyssa Milano
Milo Cannonball Meloy (b. 2013), son of singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists
Milo Martínez (b. 2013), son of actor Mariano Martínez and model Juliana Giambroni
Milo Lachowski (b. 2013), son of model Francisco Lachowski
Milo Thomas Scott (b. 2014), son of actors Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani
Milo Kielty (b. 2016), son of TV personality Cat Deeley and comedian Patrick Kielty

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, 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 on British 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"
Milo Davenport, a female character in An American in Paris, named after the Venus de Milo.
Milo Boyd, main character in "The Bounty Hunter"
Milo Aukerman, lead singer of the Descendents
Milo Crinkley, character in "Be a Perfect Person in Just 3 Days" by Stephen Manes
Milo, chocolate drink in Australia/New Zealand
Milo Murphy, eponymous character in the show Milo Murphy's Law by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Milo, character from the video game "Minecraft: Story Mode"