Philomena
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
fil-ə-MEEN-ə
Meaning
Strong love
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Philomena originates in Greek language and means "strong love". This was the name of a virgin martyr saint of the Catholic Church, a young Greek princess in the 4th century, the patron of children, babies and virgins. As a feminine given name Philomena is rather rare and considered old-fashioned in the United States nowadays.

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