Meaning and Name Origin
Plato \p-la-to\ as a boys' 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: Platon.
Plato is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#28487 out of 88799, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Plato for boys. Plato has not been ranked in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)