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Plato meaning and name origin
Plato \p-la-to\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Plato is "broad-shouldered". The nickname given the famous Greek philosopher by his teacher in athletics in honor of his broad physique. He was given the name Aristocles at birth.Plato has 1 variant form: Platon.Baby names that sound like Plato are Platt and Pluto.
Popularity of Plato
Plato is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28487 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Plato for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Plato with its variant form and related boy baby names.