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What does Philomela mean?

Philomela Pronunciation of Philomela [philomela] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philomela is "lover of music". Greek mythology: Philomela is a princess who, after becoming involved in a bloody and vengeful love triangle with her sister and brother-in-law, is transformed into a nightingale, a bird famous for its musical call.

Associated with: greek, mythology, princess, law (righteous), bird.


Philomela has 1 variant: Philomella.

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Middle name pairings:
Philomela Darby (P.D.), ..

How popular is Philomela?

Philomela is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Philomela is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Philomela has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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Similar Names

Recommended names are Filomena, Palloma, Palmeda, Paloma, Palometa (see Paloma), Palomita, Pamela, Pammela, Peloma, Petronela, Phila, Philana, Philantha, Philberta, Philena, Philene, Philia, Philiberta, Philicia, Philina, Philipa, Philippa, Phillida, Phillie, Phillina, Phillipa, Phillira (see Philyra), Phillothea (see Philothea), Philly, Phillyda (see Phillida), Phillyra (see Philyra), Philomena, Philomene, Philomina, Philopena, Philothea, Philotheia, Philyra, Priela, Primula, Shiela and Shilla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Philomela.

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