[ 2 syll. po-lo, pol-o ] The baby boy name Polo is pronounced POWLow †. Polo is of Old Greek and Unknown origin. From Unknown roots, its meaning is 'polo; ball'. The first name is derived from the surname, which is well-known from the Italian explorer Marco Polo (1254-1324). The name is also be associated with the English word for the polo horseback sport, which is itself from the Tibetan element pulu. In recent times, the name can also be associated with the sporty and casual Ralph Lauren shirt.
In addition, Polo is a shortening of the Italian Apollo.
Polo is not popular as a baby boy name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Within the family of boy names directly related to Polo, Apollo was the most frequently used in 2018.
† English pronunciation for Polo: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"