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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.
Baby names that sound like Philomena are Wilmina and Willmina.
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Popularity of Philomena
Philomena is a very popular first name for women (#1288 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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