Gender Feminine
Scripts Φιλουμένη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˌfɪl.ə.ˈmiː.nə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Greek Φιλουμένη (Philoumene) meaning "to be loved", an inflection of φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love". This was the name of an obscure early saint and martyr. The name came to public attention in 1802 after a tomb seemingly marked with the name Filumena was found in Rome, supposedly belonging to another martyr named Philomena. This may have in fact been a representation of the Greek word φιλουμένη, not a name.

Related Names

VariantPhiloumene(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesPhilomène(French) Filomena(Italian) Filomena(Lithuanian) Filimena(Macedonian) Filomena(Portuguese) Filomena(Spanish)


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Entry updated June 9, 2023