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This is one of the real middle names of Mozart. His full name is Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.
swisssugar  6/11/2006
I am really in with love this name. Truthfully, I'm quite surprised more people aren't naming their baby boys this great name. It's very wholesome and strong; and it has a great meaning. Perhaps it sounds too "ancient" for some today, but I really think that this name could make a big comeback sometime in the future, or at least I hope it does. It's not too short and not too long; and it's relatively easy to pronounce. If I ever have a son, I will most likely name him Theophilus.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2006
A good nickname would be 'Phil'.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2006
I also love the name, but prefer the Polish version Teofil (Thay-oh-fuel) - hard to do without explaining Polish accent. Anyways, the name is strong and yet sweet. My great grandpa was born in Poland was named this: Teofil Jozef. That is what I want to name my son.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2006
A form of this name that is used in Romania is Teophil.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2007
When I first saw this name, I immediately thought "Greek". It's funny because there were two guys at my school two years ago both named Theophilus, which I thought was an extremely rare name. It sort of sounds like "monopoly" though, but I still like it.
Penneyperson  12/26/2007
We considered the name Theophilus for our last child and are thinking of it again for this one. I was a little cowardly to use such a unique name before and planned to just use Theo, but my husband is pulling for the whole name, Theophilus. We would still call him Theo. I sure do think it is a strong sounding name.
nhmommy  1/28/2008
I've never seen it used as a first name, but it is my maiden name. It's listed here as Greek/Biblical, but anyone I've met with it is of Welsh descent.
paintwolf  6/25/2008
German forms of this name are Theophil and Theofil. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  12/5/2009
I think this is an extremely rare, unique and fantastically strong name, if not a little ornate. I really like this name, it's smashing! :)
walesgal92  8/17/2010
In the New Testament, the books of Luke and Acts were written to Theophilus, a Greek man of God, by the physician Luke. We don't know much about him, other than that he probably chose the name for himself after he converted to Christianity. (As a sidenote, I adore this name and plan on using it for my son).
Crystalline  10/25/2010
I love this name. It's a quirky classic. It sounds so cool, and you can use the nickname Theo (or Phil).
ALOF10  1/15/2013
I believe there is a singer/rapper guy who uses this as a stage name. I hope to god for his sake that it isn't his real name.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2013
Theophilus was common among Puritans.
kaykay_  1/28/2016
I love this name. Theodore is wonderful too, with the nickname Theo. Theophilus is super cool, although possibly not as usable as Theodore - but I can imagine it in use, with the nickname options of both Theo and Phil.
Paula Puddephatt  5/29/2017
Two modern bearers of this name:

Theophilus Musa London (born February 23, 1987, Trinidad and Tobago), Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, actor, fashion designer.
Theophilus "Theo" Martins III (born 1987, Providence, Rhode Island), Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, and model.
Feorsteorra  1/27/2018
This is also the name of the main character of the 'Theophilus' comic strip (as well as being the name of the comic strip itself). The Christian comic strip was founded by illustrator Bob West and syndicated from February 6, 1966 through April 19, 2002.
Feorsteorra  1/27/2018

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