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

Theophilus Origin and Meaning

The name Theophilus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "friend of God".

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.

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Ruanne Says:


Me too.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Gorgeous. I love Theodore too, and the nickname Theo.

B.B. Says:


I like that even better! Thank you.

emiliafisher Says:


I'm pretty sure it's thee-Off-il-us.

beachbear Says:


Is this pronounced theo-FEE-lus or theo-FIE-lus?

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm surprised that I actually prefer this to Theodore.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


For some reason, this sounds very common to me. Maybe it's the rush to use unusual names, but lately I've been hearing a lot of people considering it