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

The name Philemon is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "kiss". Philemon and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

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

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elisabeth_terceiro Says:


i have a boy names this in my uni class, exept its spelt 'flimon'. i also went to school with him and he had nicknames like 'flamingo' or 'flip flop.'

clairels Says:


Not in any French I've ever heard. Do you mean "Il est mort?"