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Gender: M Meaning of Theophilus: "friend of God" Origin of Theophilus: Greek

This is a multi-syllabic New Testament relic that could be yet another fresh way to get to Theo. In the beginning of Luke's gospel, he dedicates his words to Theophilus.

Theophilus North is the title of a novel by Thornton Wilder and the name of its protagonist.

Famous People Named Theophilus

Theophilus London, American rapper
Theophilus Carter, an eccentric Oxford furniture dealer upon whom Lewis Carroll supposedly based the Mad Hatter
Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart, birth name of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) -- who preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name

Pop Culture References for the name Theophilus

From 'Theophilus North': 'But we are in *America*, Theophilus. (What a beautiful name that is.) Here everybody calls everybody else by their given name after five minutes.'
Captain Theophilus Sterling, a character in K.A. Barker's "The Book of Days"