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What does Theophilus mean?

Theophilus Pronunciation of Theophilus 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, biblical, popular (famous), novel (literary)


VARIANTS Teofil, Teofilo, Theophile

SEE ALSO Gottlieb

FEMININE FORMS Philothea, Theophila



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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Theophilus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #1158 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Theophilus name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Theophilus listed in the Top 2000 are Gottlieb and Theophile. Adoption of these relations of Theophilus was more pronounced among parents during the years 1880-1889 (ADOPTION OF 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Theophilus, Gottlieb, Theophile in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Adelphus, Aeolus, Cleophus, Delphinus, Septimus, Seraphimus, Sophus, Stephanus, Terrious, Terrius, Thaddius, Theobald, Theodorus, Theodosios, Theodosius, Theodric, Theseus, Thonus, Timotheus, Zephirus and Zephyrus. Like Theophilus, these names are not frequently used.

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