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ScriptsΘεοφιλος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.thee-AHF-ə-ləs English

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.
VariantTheophilos Ancient Greek
Feminine FormTheophila Ancient Greek
Other Languages & CulturesTheo, 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   Contribute