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What does Philadelphia mean?

Philadelphia Pronunciation of Philadelphia as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philadelphia is "loving people". Known as the City of Brotherly Love, it was founded by Quakers with high ideals, where it was a tradition among them, the Friends, to name their eldest daughter in each family after the city.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, high (great)




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How popular is Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is an uncommonly occurring given name for females and an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Philadelphia has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

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Recommended sound-alike names are Delphia, Fidelia, Filanthia, Paladia, Palladia, Pamelia, Pelageia, Phalicia, Phelia, Phelicia, Philana, Philantha, Philanthia, Philanthie (see Philantha), Philberta, Philberthe (see Philiberta), Philena, Philia, Philiberta, Philicia, Philipa, Philippa, Philippina, Phillida, Phillie, Phillina, Phillipa, Phillipina, Phillira (see Philyra), Phillis, Phillothea (see Philothea), Phillyda (see Phillida), Phillyra (see Philyra), Philomela, Philomella, Philomena, Philopena, Philothea, Philotheia, Phyllicia, Primalia and Sadellia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Philadelphia.

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