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What does Philo mean?

Philo Pronunciation of Philo [phi-lo] as a boys' name is pronounced FYE-loh. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philo is "love". Root of words like "bibliophile" and "philanthropist", which means "loving others". Inventor of television, Philo T. Farnsworth.

Associated with: greek.


Creative forms:
(male) Phelo, Philey, ..

(female) Philoe, Philom, ..

Middle name pairings:
Philo Philip (P.P.), ..

How popular is Philo?

Philo is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#27258 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Philo reached its peak position of #1253 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Philo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Philo is alike in pronunciation to Philly. Other recommended names are Atilo, Milo, Odilo, Pablo, Paolo, Paulo, Pavlo, Phil, Philip, Phips (see Phipps), Pino, Pio, Pipo, Primo, Quilo, Shilo, Shylo, Teilo, Thilo and Zoilo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Philo.

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