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What does Plato mean?

Plato Pronunciation of Plato [pla-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.

Associated with: greek, famous, philosopher, teacher (counsel).


Plato has 1 variant: Platon.

Creative forms:
(male) Pato, Prato, ..

(female) Pladi, Plata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Plato Phillip (P.P.), ..

How popular is Plato?

Plato is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#24763 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Plato has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Plato is alike in pronunciation to Platya and Pluto. Other suggested similar names are Alto, Amato, Cato, Cleto, Kato, Paavo, Paco, Pat, Paton, Pats, Pelayo, Platt and Pratt. These names tend to be more commonly used than Plato.

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