Pluto is a masculine name of Latin origin. In Greek mythology, Pluto is the brother of Zeus and Neptune, ruling over the underworld. Over time, the earlier name for the god—Hades—stuck, lending the character its darker shades. But with Pluto, all is not as dreary as it seems. In fact, Pluto means “rich.” This was because of the mineral wealth that could be found underground and the belief that the god would nurture the seeds planted deep into the earth for a bountiful harvest. Famously, Pluto was the name of a former planet and the name of Mickey Mouse’s dog companion. How wonderful for baby to be in this esteemed company!
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