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Gender: Male Meaning of Plato: "broad-shouldered" Origin of Plato: Greek

The name Plato is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With P and discussed in our forums with posts like "Choose Their Stage Names".

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The name of one of the greatest Western philosophers is often used as a first name in its land of origin, Greece, and would make a really interesting, thought-provoking choice here. It is remembered here as the nickname of the memorable character played by Sal Mineo in the classic film "Rebel Without a Cause."

And speaking of Greek philosophers, Germaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords named his little boy Sophocles.

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Famous People Named Plato

Plato, Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer and teacher.

Pop Culture References for the name Plato

Plato, son of Lycaon in Greek mythology
Plato, character in the film "Rebel Without a Cause"
Also spelled Platon