Philomela

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Origin and Meaning

Nachtigall Gesang Strauch.JPG
Nightingale
Image by Frebeck,[1]
License: Creative Commons, CC-BY-SA

Latin spelling of the Greek name Φιλομηλα (Philomela)

1) meaning 'lover of song', 'nightingale' (bird), combination of Greek φιλος (philos) = 'lover', 'friend' and μελος (melos) = 'song' [2] [3]

2) meaning 'beloved' [4]

Related Names

Philomela
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name

See also Philomena

Further Information

Greek Mythology

  • Philomela is an Athenian princess who was raped and had her tongue cut out by her brother-in-law Tereus. She turned into a nightingale.

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[5]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[9]
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 Philomela.


References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Frebeck, source & license
  2. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  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. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/