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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. FEE-LOO(French) fee-LOO(Dutch)  [key]
Other Forms FormsDutch variant spellings: Filoe, Filou, Philoe

Meaning & History

French diminutive of Philippe. In France, the name is strictly masculine and primarily used informally, i.e. it is not typically used on birth certificates.

In the Netherlands, the name became popular in the 21st century, primarily as a feminine name (at least when used as an official name on birth certificates). This was probably a by-effect of the new but strong popularity of Phileine, plus some (indirect) influence from long-popular French feminine names like Milou.

A known bearer of this name is the Dutch DJ Philou Louzolo (b. 1989). He was born in Zierikzee to a Congolese mother and a father who is half Nigerian and half Sierra Leonean.
Added 4/22/2016 by lilolaf
Edited 1/29/2024 by Lucille