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Gender Masculine
Scripts Μίλων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. MEE-lon(German)  [key]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek milos "yew".

Milon (called Milo of Croton in English) was a 6th-century BC wrestler from the Magna Graecian city of Croton in southern Italy, who enjoyed a brilliant wrestling career and won many victories in the most important athletic festivals of ancient Greece.

Milon was also the name of several medieval French saints, for example St. Milon (c. 730), monk of Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille at Fontenelle and St. Milon (c. 1158), bishop of Thérouanne in Artois.

As for its usage in modern English and German, it might sometimes be considered a bona fide variant of Milo.

In the literary world, Milon was used as the name of a Welsh knight in the medieval romance Lai de Milon by 13th-century French writer Marie de France.
Furthermore, Le père Milon is a story by Guy de Maupassant.
Added 6/3/2007 by iratebovine515
Edited 8/21/2018 by LMS and Frollein Gladys