Philo Origin and Meaning

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

  • Philo of AlexandriaJewish philosopher of Hellenistic Egypt
  • Philo of ByblosGreek writer
  • Philo of LarissaGreek philosopher
  • Philo of ByzantiumGreek engineer
  • Philo the DialecticianGreek philosopher
  • Philo Taylor FarnsworthAmerican inventor of television
  • Philo McCulloughAmerican actor
  • Philo HallU.S. Congressman from South Dakota
  • Philo Norton McGiffinU.S. naval officer
  • Philo Alphonso WallaceBarbadian cricketer

Philo in Pop Culture

  • Philo Beddoecharacter in the films "Every Which Way but Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can"
  • Philo Vancemain character in detective novels by S.S. van Dine
  • Philo Thibodeaucharacter from "Star of Babylon," by Barbara Wood
  • Philocharacter on TV's Fraggle Rock
  • Philocharacter from the "Weird Al" Yankovic film UHF
  • Philocharacter in David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion