Theophilus: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Theophilus

Theophilus

Pronunciation: thee-AHF-ə-ləs (key)

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Theophilus is the person to whom St. Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles are addressed (though there are some who argue that Luke is not addressing a specific person, but all people who follow God - like a pastor addressing his sermon to "Brethren.")
Means "Friend of God" in Greek.

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Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Theophilus Eaton, Puritan colonial leader.
Theophilus London, hip-hop artist

Theophilus in song, story & screen: | Edit

Theophilus P. Wildebeeste, a character created by Lenny Henry.
Theophilus North, novel written by Thornton Wilder.
Theophilus Gorgonzola Roquefort de Limburger V, a flying horse (though he prefers that term "equine angel") in the Anthropos series by John White.

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