Philemon

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

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

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Famous People Named Philemon

Philemon Holland (1552-1637), English translator
Philemon Pownoll, officer of the Royal Navy
Philemon Beecher "P.B." Van Trump (1839-1916), American mountaineer known for the first ascent of Mount Rainier in 1870
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.
-Pronounced fi-LEE-mən or fie-LEE-mən in English, FEE-leh-mahn in German.