GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Θεοφιλος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: thee-AHF-ə-ləs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοφιλος (Theophilos) which meant "friend of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and φιλος (philos) "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
VARIANT: Theophilos (Ancient Greek)
FEMININE FORM: Theophila (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Theo, Theofilus (Dutch), Théophile (French), Theophil (German), Teofilo (Italian), Teofil (Polish), Teófilo, Téo (Portuguese), Feofil (Russian), Teófilo (Spanish)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017