Cleo is an English unisex name which originated as a shortened form of names such as Cleopatra (an Ancient Greek female name meaning “glory of the father”) or Cleopas (a contracted form of Cleopatros, the masculine form of Cleopatra). It derives from the Ancient Greek element kleos κλέος (glory, fame).
Cleo could also have originated as a variant spelling of Clio which derives from the same source above; in Greek mythology, Clio is one of the nine Muses, the muse of history and heroic poetry.
- Clio (Latinized Ancient Greek)
- Klio (Ancient Greek)
- Clea (English, German, French)
- Klea (English)
- Clia (English)
- Klia (English)
- Cleon (Latinized Ancient Greek)
- Kleon (Ancient Greek)