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Gender: M Meaning of Philemon: "kiss" Origin of Philemon: Greek

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Rarely heard New Testament name -- he was a friend of Saint Paul -- that might conceivably stand up to modern usage.

Famous People Named Philemon

Philemon Holland, translator
Philemon Pownoll, officer of the Royal Navy
Filemon Wesselink (b. 1979), Dutch television presenter

Pop Culture References for the Name Philemon

-From Greek philema 'a kiss'.
-Biblical; name of the recipient of one of St Paul's letters in the New Testament.
-In Britain mainly used in the 19th century though never in great numbers. In modern times still in use in the US, though very infrequently.