Halo generally refers to:

  • Halo (optical phenomenon)
  • Halo (religious iconography), a glow or ring of light around a head or person in art or a ring above one's head
  • Halo (franchise), a video game franchise

    Halo or HALO may also refer to:

    Businesses and organizations

  • Halo (bar), a gay bar in Washington, D.C., United States
  • HALO Technology Holdings, a parent company of several long established technology sector companies
  • HALO Trust, an organization to remove landmines and other war debris
  • Los Angeles Angels or the Halos, a baseball team

    Film and television

  • Halo (1996 film), an Indian film
  • Halo (2007 cancelled film), an unproduced film adaptation of the Halo video game series

    Halo franchise

  • Halo (franchise), a military science fiction video game franchise commonly referred to only as Halo
  • Halo Array, a group of fictional megastructures and superweapons in the franchise
  • Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game in the series
  • Halo (board game), a line of strategy games based on the Halo universe


  • Halo Records, a record label
  • Halo numbers, a numbering system used by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails to organize official releases; see Nine Inch Nails discography#Chronology


  • Halo (Christian rock band), an American band
  • Halo (metal band), an Australian drone/sludge metal band
  • Halo (UK band), a rock band
  • HALO (South Korean group), a boy group


  • "Halo" (Beyoncé song) (2008)
  • "Halo" (Machine Head song) (2008)
  • "Halo" (Red Flag song) (2008)
  • "Halo" (Soil song) (2001)
  • "Halo" (Texas song) (1997)
  • "Halo", by Basement from Promise Everything
  • "Halo", by Bethany Joy Galeotti from Friends with Benefits: Music from the Television Series One Tree Hill, Volume 2
  • "Halo", by Bloc Party from Intimacy
  • "Halo", by Cage the Elephant from Melophobia
  • "Halo", by The Cure from Join the Dots
  • "Halo", by Depeche Mode from Violator
  • "Halo", by Endless Shame from Generation Blind
  • "Halo", by Foo Fighters from One by One
  • "Halo", by Linkin Park from LP Underground X: Demos
  • "Halo", by Porcupine Tree from Deadwing
  • "Halo", by The Pussycat Dolls from Doll Domination
  • "Halo", by Ryan Adams from Prisoner (B-Sides)
  • "Halo", by Slash from Apocalyptic Love
  • "Halo", by Starset from Transmissions
  • "Halo", by Tinchy Stryder from Catch 22
  • "Halo", by Takida from Bury the Lies
  • "Haloes", by The Tubes from the eponymous album


  • Halo (Current 93 album) (2004)
  • Halo (Azonic album) (1994)
  • Halo (Juana Molina album) (2017)
  • Halo, by Severina (forthcoming, 2019)

    Science, technology, and mathematics

  • Halo (safety device), a component of open-wheel racing cars for protecting the driver's head
  • Halo antenna, a common omnidirectional antenna
  • HALO jump, a High Altitude-Low Opening parachute fall
  • Halo nucleus, of orbiting protons or neutrons
  • Project Halo, an artificial intelligence project of Vulcan Inc.
  • Mil Mi-26 or Halo, a helicopter
  • Halo, a vehicle wireless-charging standard by Qualcomm
  • Halo, a type of automobile headlamp
  • Halo-, a prefix indicating the names of compounds which contain one or more halogen atoms
  • Pleochroic halo, a microscopic discoloration in igneous rock

    Astronomy and space science

  • Dark matter halo, a theoretical component of a galaxy that envelops the galactic disc and extends well beyond the edge of the visible galaxy
  • Galactic halo, an extended, roughly spherical component of a galaxy which extends beyond the main, visible component
  • Halo orbit, a periodic, three-dimensional orbit
  • Helium and Lead Observatory, a supernova neutrino detector


  • Halo (mathematics), a concept in the theory of hyperreal numbers
  • Monad (non-standard analysis) or halo, the set of points infinitely close to a given point

    Medicine and psychology

  • Halo (medicine), a cervical brace
  • Halo sign, a finding on ultrasound that suggests the diagnosis of temporal arteritis


  • Halo, Kentucky
  • Halo, West Virginia, United States

    Other uses

  • Halo (artwork)
  • Halo (b-boy move), a move used in the dance b-boying
  • Halo (comics), a DC Comics superheroine
  • Halo (horse) (1969–2000), an American Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Halo (marketing), a business technique
  • Halo Corporation, a fictional company appearing in Wildstorm comics
  • Halo, a fictional member of Wild Weasel's Phoenix Guard in G.I. Joe: America's Elite

    People with the given name

  • Halo Meadows (1905–1985), American actress, writer and burlesque dancer