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Quick Facts on Milo

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • German, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 314
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Milo

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Milo

Milo is the root name of Miles. The Norman French and English used Miles from the old Germanic Milo, which was also the Latinized form of Miles used in medieval documents. The name is most commonly associated with the Latin word “miles” meaning "soldier", although others might argue it comes from the Slavic component “mil” meaning "gracious". One notable name bearer was Milo of Croton, an ancient Roman wrestler from southern Italy whose career was unsurpassed. Milo won almost every major athletic contest of his time (6th century BC) at the popular festivals held in ancient Greece (such as the Olympics), and he was also known for his military triumphs during the battles of the early Roman Republic. Is great strength and power was so legendary it was said that he could carry a bull over his shoulders or pop-off his headband simply by applying pressure to his veins. Even Shakespeare mentioned the “bull-bearing Milo" in his play Troilus and Cressida, and Catherine Earnshaw says to Heathcliff in Emily Brontë’s great love story Wuthering Heights "Who is to separate us, pray? They'll meet the fate of Milo!" Milo’s fate, by the way, was not too pretty. As he attempted to tear apart a tree, his hand got stuck and a pack of wolves apparently attacked and devoured him. Nevertheless, Milo is remembered as a Roman character of almost unbelievable strength. Milo was a name the English-speaking world began to use in the 19th century. Today, it is most popular in Sweden, but also ranks semi-well in France and Holland.

Popularity of the Name Milo

Milo has been on the U.S. male naming charts since the late 1800s. Back at the turn of the 20hth century, Milo was a name moderately ranked. As the decades progressed into last century, the name would deteriorate on the charts so that by the 1960s, this was a name no longer in use. Milo went into hibernation for about 40 straight years until re-emerging right at the turn of the 21st century in 2001. Since that time, Milo has shown only upwards momentum on the popularity charts. Today, the name Milo is used with low-moderation which makes it a very original and underused name. The ancient Olympic wrestler gives this name a masculine, athletic edge; but there is also something artistic and genteel about Milo. It’s a name that works well for little boys and ages nicely into adulthood. It’s also a thoughtful alternative to the more popular Miles and Myles. The fact that the popular actresses Liv Tyler and Alyssa Milano both used Milo for their boys added modern-day currency to the name. We expect this unique name to keep ‘soldiering’ on up the charts.
Popularity of the Boy Name Milo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Milo

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Milo

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Milo

    Milo Minderbinder (Catch-22) Milo Minderbinder is one of the main characters in Joseph Heller’s 1961 World War II novel Catch-22. He is the army squadron mess officer who is obsessed with profiteering through the black market. In his single-minded zeal for the almighty dollar, he eventually betrays his country and bombs his own squadron as part of a deal he has made with the Germans. By turns ingenuous and sinister, Milo is less of a person than an abstraction – a damning satirical representation of capitalism gone mad.

  • Popular Songs on Milo

    Popular Songs on Milo

    Milo - a song by Bowling For Soup

    Milo 7 - a song by The Velvet Teen

    Venus De Milo - a song by Prince

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Milo

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Milo

    Milo & the Monster (David Michael Slater) - To avoid Sharing Time, Milo hides in a book--actually inside it! He decides to fill the pages with the story of his life. But before he can begin, he finds a monster who'd prefer a story about eating boys! Can Milo outwit the monster and get back to safety before THE END? Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Milo and the Greatest Trick Ever! (Pamela Jane) - For his performance at the neighborhood show, Milo makes Rainbow the cat disappear but then has trouble finding her afterwards. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Milo and the Green Wagon (Lisa M Umina) - This is an endearing tale based on a true story drawn from the writer's childhood. Similar to an experience Lisa shared as a youngster with her brother David, Milo and his friends find an old, discarded green wagon and decide to fix it up and use it to collect food and clothing for those who need them. Lisa's heartwarming story teaches children about generosity, selflessness and, most importantly, about love and respect for all people, no matter what their stature in life. As you read through Milo's journey with your child, he or she will learn what it means to donate and will realize the good that comes from a mission such as Milo's, a mission he calls: ACT - Action Changes Things. Umina's clever words and expressions will entice you right up until the very end when Milo and his friends' compassion is rewarded with a surprise visitor at Sunday service; a visitor that makes all of their acts of kindness well worth the effort. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Milo and the Magical Stones (Marcus Pfister) - A story about environmental choices where the reader gets to make the choice. The School Library Journal says: “Milo is irresistible.” Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Milo Armadillo (Jan Fearnley) - Tallulah’s present is not what she asked for. And it’s not what the other kids have. Would she be better off without him? When no one can find a pink fluffy rabbit to buy for Tallulah on her birthday, Grandma gets creative with her knitting needles. But the surprise Tallulah lifts out of the box is not a rabbit, it’s a pink fluffy…thing, named Milo Armadillo. He’s athletic, musical, and great for sharing adventures, but Tallulah’s friends say he’s funny-looking. What can poor Milo do to make Tallulah happy? With humor, poignancy, and a nod to the out-of-the-ordinary, this sweet story shows that if you can’t be with the one you want, you can definitely love the armadillo you’re with. Recommended for ages 2-5.

    Milo Finds His Best Friend (Lisa M Umina) - This book is a must for parents to introduce God to their children and more importantly show children that they can openly communicate to God and start a relationship with Him by just talking to God. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Milo in a Mess (Emma Damon) - Milo, a polar bear, cannot seem to do anything well or correctly and is mercilessly teased by Bully Bear. Then he enters a school contest for the best ice sculpture, accidentally cuts his left paw, and is forced to work with his right. Creating an award-winning ice bird helps Milo realize that he is better at everything because he is really right-handed and is able to outwit Bully Bear. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Milo Moments (Lisa Umina) - Milo Moments makes kids giggle by tickling their inquisitive natures and by light-heartedly bringing religion into everyday life in simple terms they can understand. The book shows how faith and a binding relationship with God can influence and guide even the simplest of situations and actions. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Milo the Really Big Bunny (Stephen Krensky) - Poor Milo. All he wants is to be like the other bunnies. But he's a little different. Actually, there's nothing little about him. He is the biggest bunny any bunny has ever seen. And when you're an enormous purple bunny in a sea of snowy white little bunnies, it's hard to find a place where you fit in. So when the Easter Bunny announces he needs a helper, Milo hopes this will be his chance to find his place at last. And maybe this time everyone will realize that good things can come in BIG packages. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Milo's Big Mistake (Lucy Daniels) - Little Dolphin and his friends in Urchin Bay always have fun and adventures together, in their underwater world. There's a big storm coming, and Little Dolphin is excited! He's off to play with his friends Milo and Poppy. When Cornelius, the grumpy conger eel, tells them off for making too much noise near his lair, they head off to play hide and seek in the old wreck. But Milo gets trapped in the wreck - can Little Dolphin save the day? Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray (Max Lucado) - Kindle edition. When a big storm destroys Milo's Snack Shack, he doesn't know what to do and that includes just talking to God about it. Milo thinks he has to get God's attention in order for God to hear him. Milo finally learns prays and realizes that God has been helping him all along. Ironically, all the things he was using to get God's attention are the very things he needs to rebuild his Snack Shack. The garden learns an important lesson about how to trust God after we pray and that His answers come in many different forms. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze (Alan Silberberg) - Loveable thirteen-year-old geek Milo Cruikshank finds reasons for frustration at every turn, from the annoying habits of his neighbors to his futile efforts to get Summer Goodman to realize his existence. The truth is, ever since Milo’s mother died, nothing has gone right. Now instead of the kitchen being full of music, his whole house has been filled with Fog. Nothing’s the same. Not his Dad. Not his sister. And definitely not him. Milo achieves a rare and easy balance of poignancy and awkward, natural humor, making it deeply accessible—this is the kind of book that can change lives. Recommended for ages 10-14.

    Safari Friends: Milo & Eddie (Patricia M. Stockland) - Part of a series. Become a Safari friend! When Milo the monkey and Eddie the elephant are both lost in the grasslands, they find each other and adventure. These humorous fiction tales tackle safari problems, character education, and eco-system lessons while entertaining young readers. Easy-to-read text and memorable characters bring the African plains alive for readers everywhere. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    The Milo and Jazz Mysteries Series (Lewis B. Montgomery) - The several books in the Milo & Jazz Mysteries series get it just right: they’re fun, easy-to-solve mysteries, readily identifiable young detectives, and some extras readers will enjoy. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Milo

    Famous People Named Milo

    Famous People Named Milo - Milo of Croton (ancient Italian wrestler); Milo Ventimiglia (actor); Milo Allison (baseball player); Milo Candini (baseball player); Milo Komenich (basketball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Milo

    Children of Famous People Named Milo

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Milo - Alyssa Milano (actress); Camryn Manheim (actress); Liv Tyler (actress); Mel Gibson (actor); Ricki Lake (actress, TV personality); Sherry Stringfield (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Milo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Milo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Milo.

Personality of the Boy Name Milo

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Milo

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