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Name Théophile - Meaning and origin

Name Théophile - Meaning and origin


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Origin of first name:

Ancient, French, Greeks

Meaning of the name:

From the Greek theos, "god", and philein, "to love", the name Theophilus can mean both "he who loves God" and "he who is loved by God".
This name attributed from the beginning of the Christian era was a great success around 1900. It comes back today worn by Theo.
Saint Theophilus was a Roman soldier garrisoned in Alexandria in the third century. With four friends, he delivered a poor man tortured because he was a Christian. This boldness earned him a great reputation and gave courage to the Christian community in Egypt.
His birthday: December 20th.
Famous Theophiles: the writer Théophile Gaultier, the astrologer Théophile d'Edesse, the poet Théophile de Viau, the sculptor Théophile Barrau, the founder of Galeries Lafayette Théophile Bader ...
Its derivatives: Teofil, Teofilo, Theophil ...

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