The name Philo is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "loving". Philo and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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.