Soldier, or merciful





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Emily P. Contributor

Milo, a name with Greek origins meaning "soldier," seems like a sure-fire choice for any canine companion.

It makes me immediately think of the classic film The Mask, where Milo, the Jack Russell Terrier, stole the show with his hilarious antics.

Plus, it's a tribute to Milo of Croton, the ancient Greek athlete known for his extraordinary strength.

Whether your pup is a little warrior, a comedy king, or a strongman in the making, Milo is a name that truly packs a punch. It's short, sweet, and easy for dogs to recognize. Plus, it's just plain fun to say!

Traits associated with the name Milo:

Dogs named Milo tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Milo?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. Milo is a name that has been around for centuries and is still popular today. It suggests that you appreciate tradition and have a classic sense of style.

Is Milo a good dog name?

Milo has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Milo is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Milo is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Milo outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Milo was, in the past month, the 4th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Milo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Milo was viewed 0 times, and liked 10 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Milo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Milo is most adored in Nevada, Oregon and Mississippi.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Louisiana, Indiana and Alabama.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Milo.

Most popular breeds named Milo:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Jack Russell Terrier
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Pug

Famous dogs named Milo:

  • film icon A jack russell terrier named Milo played a role in the movie The Mask.
  • television icon A jack russell terrier named Milo featured in the television show The Mask: Animated Series.

Milo is found in these categories:

famous dog names

Popularized by the movie "The Mask" featuring a Jack Russell.

hipster dog names

Unconventional, trendy, and inspired by the cult classic film "Milo and Otis".

british dog names

Popular British actor Milo Parker hails from England.

military dog names

Often associated with strength and bravery, common traits in soldiers.

german dog names

Derived from Germanic name Milo, meaning "merciful" or "peaceful".

cute dog names

Evokes playful charm, referencing a popular animated movie's lovable pup.

movie dog names

He's named after the canine star in "The Mask" film.

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in classic film "The Adventures of Milo and Otis".

Dog names like Milo:

Son Of My Right Hand
Descendant of a sea warrior
Who Is Like God?
Soldier or servant
Mountain belonging to the ruler
Milo dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (10)

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Milo,es un perro maravilloso,transmite paz,tranquilidad,amor. (Mendoza, Argentina)
He came home without expecting it, he is a dog that is several years old. They had apparently left him abandoned, not a single flea or tick could enter his body anymore. Grateful for the love he has today.
January 09, 2024 β—† Translated

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Fredy (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
Beautiful and original friend and good friend
December 10, 2023 β—† Translated

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Mi perro se llama Milo (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile)
It is the joy of the house we love it
September 30, 2023 β—† Translated

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Mariuxy (Provincia de Los Rios, Ecuador)
My puppy will be called Milo and he will be loved
December 03, 2022 β—† Translated

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Credence (England, United Kingdom)
A dog named milo bit me once. On the leg!!!!!!!!! I don’t like this name but I guess it’s good for a nasty dog. Definitely don’t recommend :(
September 29, 2022

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Francisca (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile)
Happy With Our New Member ❀️ I hope you like your name MYLO 😍🐩
September 05, 2022 β—† Translated

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Ady (Florida, United States)
Milo today Sun, June 5th arrived at our house he will be loved by all he is a cute baby chihuahua πŸ’• with brown spots and we will always love him for sure he loves his name
June 05, 2022 β—† Translated

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ADR (Arkansas, United States)
It's a good name. Short but plenty.
May 26, 2022

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Noelia (Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina)
what is cute
April 15, 2022 β—† Translated

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Angel (Florida, United States)
Milo just arrived at our house...and he will definitely be loved
April 05, 2022 β—† Translated

Let us know what you think of Milo as a dog name!