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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.


Plato is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28487 out of 88799, Top 32%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Plato for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Plato name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Plato is also pronounced similarly to Platya and Pluto. Another suggested similar baby name is Platt. Like Plato, these names are not commonly used.