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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.


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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Philomena for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Philomena name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Philomena and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Filomena and Philomena. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Filomena, Philomena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Philomela and Philopena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Philomena.


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