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Ancient Greek Θεόφιλος ‎(Theóphilos) "Love of God" or "Friend of God".

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (biblical) The addressee of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV):: Luke 1: 3:
      It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus.
  2. A male given name; rare in English.
    • 1973 Thornton Wilder: Theophilus North: p.118.
      "Call me Ted, will you, Rip? 'Theophilus' is unmanageable and 'Theo' is awkward. Everybody calls me Ted or Teddie, now."
    • Enid Blyton, The Mystery of the Hidden House
      'That's a good one, that is!' said Ern. 'Lovaduck, I'd like to see Uncle Theophilus when I tell him that!'



Proper noun[edit]

Theophilus ? ‎(genitive Theophilus)

  1. (biblical) Theophilus (biblical figure)
  2. (rare) A male given name.