Philemon

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Greek name Φιλημων (Philemon)

1) meaning 'affectionate', Greek φιλημα (philema) = 'kiss' [1]

2) Combination of phílos = 'friend' and hêmôn = 'throwing (a spear)' [2] [3]

Related Names

Filemon
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Philemon
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Danish Finish Swedish
Piilimuut
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Greenlandic
Pilimût
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Greenlandic

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Philemon
Genitive: Philemons
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Philemon
Genitive: Philemonin
Partitive: Philemonia
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Philemon
Genitive: Philemons

Further Information

Greek Mythology

  • The elderly couple Philemon and Baucis entertain the gods Zeus and Hermes without being aware of their true identity

Bible

  • In the New Testament, Philemon is a Christian of Colossae whose escaped slave Onesimus came to meet Paul. Paul asks Philemon to forgive Onesimus for escaping.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
29 46 0 0 29 46
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
9 0 0
n.a.
9
Denmark Denmark[6]
2
n.a.
0
n.a.
2
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Philemon.


References

  1. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  2. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/