Meaning and Origin of Plato - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Plato

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Strong shoulders

Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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.