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What does Philena mean?

Philena Pronunciation of Philena [phile-na] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Philena is "lover of mankind". Philena is a version of Philana (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Philena has 3 variants: Filania, Filanna and Philina.

5 more related forms via Philana: Phila, Philene, Phillane, Phillina and Philline.

Creative forms:
(female) Philea, Pilena, ..

(male) Philan, Phileno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Philena Naomi (P.N.), ..

How popular is Philena?

Philena is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Philena is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Philena entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #1985 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Philena outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only other popular varying form of Philena is Phila. Adoption of these relations of Philena was widespread among parents a century ago (median #1889).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philena, Phila in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Philena and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abilena, Adalena, Agilina, Alena, Aliena, Analena, Carlena, Ceilena, Celena, Chalina, Cherena, Chianna, China, Cholena, Earlena, Eilena, Eilona, Eirena, Elena, Galena, Gilana, Ilena, Jilana, Jimena, Julena, Karlena, Keilana, Lizena, Malena, Marlena, Milana, Mileena, Milena, Neilina, Olena, Paolina, Paulene, Paulina, Pavlina, Phelia, Phil, Philantha, Philberta, Philia, Philicia, Philipa, Philippa, Philis, Phillida, Phillira (see Philyra), Phillis, Phillyda (see Phillida), Phillyra (see Philyra), Philomena, Philomene, Philomina, Philopena, Philyra, Piera, Polina, Primina, Rhiana, Rhowena, Selena, Shaena, Shaleena, Shalena, Shalina, Shianna, Shifana, Shilea, Shiona, Wilna, Wilona and Ximena. These names tend to be more frequently used than Philena.

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