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).