As recorded in Latin-script translations of Homer's Odyssey, an epic poem composed near the end of the 8th century BC, Phylo is a maid of Helen of Troy. Therefore Phylo is a feminine given name of classical Greece. A male equivalent of the period would be Phyleus, son of Augeas. The other usual meaning of phylo- as a stem in modern science discourse is of course based on 'race' 'tribe' from transliterated Greek 'phyle'. However, an etymology from the historic Greek personal feminine name fits well with the mode of derivation of all other Kinberg names.