Theophilus
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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

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