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Gender: F Meaning of Philomela: "lover of songs" Origin of Philomela: Greek

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Philomela, the name of a mythological Athenian princess who was transformed into a nightingale, is rarely heard outside the Greek community. The mellifluous Philomela might make a more distinctive and prettier update for Pamela or Phyllis. Philomela may also be a good choice for a music-lover's daughter. Try Pippa or Millie for short.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Philomela

Princess Philomela, who was turned into a nightingale and her sister Procne a sparrow

Philomel, Philomella

Philomela's International Variations

Filomela (Spanish)