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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Philomena

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Wiktionary

From Latin Filumena, evidently from Ancient Greek Φιλομήνη (Philomḗnē). Name of an alleged early martyr whose remains were discovered in 1802 in Rome.

  1. A female given name.

Philomena was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Philomena

Philomena was born Philomena Lee on March 24th, 1933 in Newcastle West.

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Philomena Lynott is an author and hotel manager. Philomena was born on October 22nd, 1930 in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland.

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Philomena Begley is a country music singing. She was most prominent from 1968 to present. Philomena was born on October 20th, 1942 in Pomeroy, County Tyrone.

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Billie Anthony was a traditional pop music musician. Billie was given the name Philomena McGeachie Levy on October 11th, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland. She breathed her last breath on January 5th, 1991.

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Philomena was born in Brooklyn.

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Philomena was born on April 26th, 1926 in Baltray. She passed away on May 5th, 2009.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Philomena

Saint Philomena was a saint. She holds the title Virgin and Martyr. Saint was born on January 10th, 0291 in Corfu. She left this life on August 10th, 0304.

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How popular is the baby name Philomena in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 10 10 0
1885 14 14 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 24 24 0
1889 22 22 0
1890 21 21 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 28 28 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 25 25 0
1895 32 32 0
1896 34 34 0
1897 36 36 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 47 47 0
1900 38 38 0
1901 40 40 0
1902 47 47 0
1903 66 66 0
1904 48 48 0
1905 73 73 0
1906 58 58 0
1907 75 75 0
1908 96 96 0
1909 72 72 0
1910 81 81 0
1911 109 109 0
1912 139 139 0
1913 156 156 0
1914 207 207 0
1915 284 284 0
1916 296 296 0
1917 290 290 0
1918 265 265 0
1919 244 244 0
1920 270 270 0
1921 294 294 0
1922 308 308 0
1923 299 299 0
1924 292 292 0
1925 270 270 0
1926 261 261 0
1927 266 266 0
1928 225 225 0
1929 226 226 0
1930 178 178 0
1931 156 156 0
1932 133 133 0
1933 114 114 0
1934 109 109 0
1935 80 80 0
1936 76 76 0
1937 80 80 0
1938 81 81 0
1939 63 63 0
1940 65 65 0
1941 71 71 0
1942 67 67 0
1943 54 54 0
1944 48 48 0
1945 33 33 0
1946 46 46 0
1947 57 57 0
1948 57 57 0
1949 49 49 0
1950 59 59 0
1951 53 53 0
1952 59 59 0
1953 64 64 0
1954 56 56 0
1955 52 52 0
1956 62 62 0
1957 39 39 0
1958 44 44 0
1959 45 45 0
1960 43 43 0
1961 25 25 0
1962 31 31 0
1963 22 22 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 24 24 0
1966 23 23 0
1967 18 18 0
1968 14 14 0
1969 22 22 0
1970 20 20 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 12 12 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 5 5 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 15 15 0
1997 15 15 0
1998 21 21 0
1999 20 20 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 15 15 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 27 27 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 24 24 0
2009 19 19 0
2010 31 31 0
2011 41 41 0
2012 41 41 0
2013 43 43 0
2014 67 67 0
2015 78 78 0
2016 92 92 0
2017 90 90 0

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Popularity of Philomena as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Philomena

  • How Popular is the name Philomena? Philomena is the 2,629th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Philomena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,229 babies born with the first name Philomena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Philomena to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Philomena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Philomena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Philomena is Wednesday, January 6th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Philomena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Philomena was in 1922 with a total of 308 babies.
  • Random Philomena Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Philomena is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 45 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Philomena: Your name in reverse order is Anemolihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Molaeihnp. How do you pronounce that?

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