Gender Feminine
Scripts Φιλομένα(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. fil-ə-MEEN-ə(English)

Meaning & History

From Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" and μένος (menos) meaning "mind, strength, force". 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 φιλομήνη (philomene) meaning "loved".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPhilomène(French) Filomena(Italian) Filimena(Macedonian) Filomena(Portuguese) Filomena(Spanish)


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Entry updated November 20, 2020