What does Theophilus mean?
Theophilus /theo-phi-lus/ [4 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Theophilus is "loved by God". Biblical name used by Thorton Wilder in his popular novel "Theophilus North". French author Théophile Gautier.
Related boy name: Gottlieb.more]
How popular is Theophilus?
Theophilus is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#112967 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)
The only popular related form of Theophilus (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 is Gottlieb. Adoption of this boy name was at its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.036%) and is now lower. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Theophilus and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)