"friend of God"

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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Famous People Named Theophilus

  • TheophilusPatriarch of Antioch
  • Theophilus23rd Pope of Alexandria
  • Theophilus Siegfried BayerGerman classical scholar
  • Theophilus BrabourneEnglish theologian
  • Theophilus CarterEnglish furniture dealer upon whom Lewis Carroll supposedly based the Mad Hatter
  • Theophilus Cibber (170358), English actor and playwright
  • Theophilus Yakubu DanjumaNigerian soldier, politician and businessman
  • Theophilus Howard (15841640), English statesman
  • Theophilus LewisAmerican drama critic and writer
  • Theophilus Musa LondonAmerican rapper
  • Wolfgang Theophilus Mozartbirth name of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name
  • Theophilus TawiahGhanaian lawyer and entrepreneur

Theophilus in Pop Culture

  • 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.'
  • Professor Theophilus Branestawmthe hero of Norman Hunter's 'Professor Branestawm' books (1933,83)
  • Captain Theophilus Sterlinga character in K.A. Barker's 'The Book of Days'
  • Theophilushonorary title of the person to whom the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles are addressed in the Bible

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