Gender: Male Meaning of Philo: "loving" Origin of Philo: Greek

Philo Origin and Meaning

The name Philo is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "loving".

Could Philo be the next Milo?

We love the o-ending and sweet meaning of this dynamic and distinctive Greek name, often used in literature, but never particularly popular.

The ancient Philo (aka Philo of Alexandria and Philo the Jew) was a Biblical philosopher who attempted to merge Greek and Jewish thought.

A character named Philo was a minor figure in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, it was the name of the S. S. Van Dine aristocratic dandy detective Philo Vance, and Clint Eastwood's character in both Any Which Way You Can and Any Which Way But Loose was Philo Beddoe. Most well known Philo in recent real life was inventor Philo Farnsworth.

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indiefendi2 Says:


this shouldn't be a first name

EW314 Says:


Pronounced FIE-low

AriellaBar Says:


Cool sound and meaning. Could be a great way to pay tribute to a family Philip!

ETBC Says:


Is it PHY-Lo, PHIL-Lo or PHEE-Lo?

lesliemarion Says:


Philo does not relate to phyllo dough. It is a dapper name!

SimoneKadele Says:


This is growing on me!!

fivebabymen Says:


If you look up the pronunciation of Phyllo dough, it's actually FEE-lo. Philo is FI-lo. They're two different words. I'm in love with the name Philo!