Nilo Meaning and Origin
Nilo is a boy’s name of Spanish origin meaning “God is my judge, nile.” It is derived from the Latin name Nilus, which means “Nile”, referring to the famous river in Egypt. The name Nilo has also been used in Spanish-speaking countries, where it may be a diminutive form of the name Nicolás. While Nilo is not a very common name in the English-speaking world, it is more popular in countries like Italy and the Philippines. In Italy, the name Nilo has been used since ancient times, and it is associated with Saint Nilus of Rossano, a monk and writer from the 9th century. In the Philippines, the name Nilo may be a variation of the more common name Neil, which has been popularized by American pop culture.
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