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Philomena meaning and name origin

Philomena \ph(i)-lome-na, phil(o)-mena\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philomena is "powerful love". Name of a popularly-worshipped saint who is supposedly a virgin martyr. Her cult was based on a set of bones discovered in Rome in 1802, but in 1961, archaeologists disproved the claim, and her veneration was forbidden by Rome.

Philomena has 6 variant forms: Filimena, Filomena, Filomene, Filumena, Philomene and Philomina.

Suggested similar baby names are Philomela and Philopena.

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Popularity of Philomena

Philomena is a very popular first name for females (#1288 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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