Philemon - Meaning of Philemon

What does Philemon mean?

[ 3 syll. (p)hi-le-mon, ph-ilem-on ] The baby boy name Philemon is pronounced in English as Fay-LIY-MahN or Fih-LIY-MahN †. Philemon's language of origin is Old Greek, and it is predominantly used in English and German. Philemon is of the meaning 'beloved'. The name is derived from the Greek philos or philema. It was known in Greek mythology from the elderly couple Baucis and Philemon, who welcomed the gods Zeus and Hermes into their town even though the gods were under disguise. In the Bible, the name was borne by a recipient of one of Paul's Epistles, described by the apostle as 'dearly beloved'. The name was adopted by English Puritans in the 17th century.

Philemon has 12 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant forms include Phila, Philamon, Philémon, Philimon, Philmon, Philomon, Phylamon, Phylemon, Phylimon, and Phylomon. Variant forms of Philemon used in foreign languages include the Spanish Filemón and the Portuguese Filomeno.

See also the related categories, gods, puritans, english, beloved, town (village), apostle (teacher), biblical, greek, and german.

Philemon is not widely used as a baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Philemon include Philimon, Philamon, Phylamon, Phylimon, and Flannan.

† Pronunciation for Philemon: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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