From Old French given name Milo, of problematic origin, possibly from an unknown Germanic element, or a short form of Slavic names beginning with mil- "grace, favor". The English form is associated by folk etymology with Latin mīles (“soldier”).
- Rhymes: -aɪlz
- A male given name.
- A patronymic surname, also derived from a Middle English form of Michael.
- Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.