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Philomena

Philomena could be called an “old lady name,” but it’s been coming back around as vintage names have become fashionable. Philomena has ties to both Greek mythology and Catholic martyrdom, and with Mena as a nickname, it’s an offbeat choice.

Origin

  • Greek: Lover of strength

Syllables

4

Themes

Exotic

Alternate Spellings

Philomina

Famous Namesakes

Saint Philomena, Subject of "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee"

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Daphne Oz

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