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Meaning and Origin of: Plato

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Strong shoulders

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Anglicized form of the Greek personal name Platon, the name of two early Christian martyrs, and as such found as a surname in Poland and elsewhere. However, it is much better known as the name of the great Greek philosopher (c.429–c.347 bc), in whose honor it was adopted as an English, Dutch, German, and Danish humanistic name during the Reformation.