PRONOUNCED: thee-AHF-ə-ləs (English) [key]
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.