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Philomela meaning and name origin
Philomela \ph(i)-lome-la, phil(o)-mela\ as a girl's 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.
Philomela has 1 variant form: Philomella.
Popularity of Philomela
Philomela is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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