Theophilus name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Theophilus mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Theophilus

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Zimbabwe, the name Theophilus means "Friend of God".
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Ancient Greek Θεόφιλος (Theóphilos) "Love of God" or "Friend of God".

  1. (biblical) The addressee of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  2. A male given name from Ancient Greek; rare in English.

Theophilus was also found in the following language(s): German and Latin

Notable Persons Named Theophilus

Notable Persons Named Theophilus

Theophilus London

Theophilus London is a hip hop music, alternative hip hop, and alternative r&b musician. His ongoing career started in 2007. Theophilus was given the name Theophilus Musa London on February 23rd, 1987 in Trinidad and Tobago.


Theophilus is a monarch. He holds the title Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Emperorof theByzantine Empire. His career lasted from 829 to 842.


Castro is a hiplife musician. Castro was given the name Theophilus Tagoe Castro on May 1st, 1982 in Sekondi-Takoradi. Castro is also known as Tagoe and Theophilus.

Theophilus of Alexandria

Theophilus of Alexandria was a pope. He was most prominent from 384 to 412. He left this life on October 15th, 0412.

Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma

Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma is a Federal Minister of Defence, Chief of Army Staff, and Chief of Army Staff (Nigeria). His military service ended in 1979. Theophilus was born on December 9th, 1938 in Takum, Taraba, Nigeria.

Theophilus III

Theophilus III is a christian bishop. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Theophilus was born on April 4th, 1952.

  • Theophilus Hunter Holmes
    Military Person
  • Theophilus Howard Suffolk
    English Earl
  • Theophilus Ebenhaezer Dönges
  • Theophilus Harris Davies
  • Theophilus Parsons
  • Theophilus Gould Steward
    Military Person
  • Theophilus Thompson
  • T. O. S. Benson
  • Theophilus Toulmin Garrard
  • Theophilus de Garencieres
  • Theophilus Waldmeier
  • Theophilus W. Smith
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice
  • Theophilus John Levett
  • Theophilus Francis Rodenbough
    Military Person

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theophilus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theophilus


Theophilus is a monarch. He holds the title Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Emperorof theByzantine Empire. His career lasted from 829 to 842.

Solomon Theophilus

Solomon Theophilus is a soccer player for the HNK Šibenik, HNK Rijeka, NK Pomorac Kostrena, and NK Zadar. Solomon was born on January 18th, 1996 in Kaduna.

Mattathias Ben Theophilus


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Theophilus U.S.
  White 64.58% 64.26%
  African American 27.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Theophilus

People with the last name Theophilus are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Theophilus

  • How Popular is the name Theophilus? Theophilus is the 6,773rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Theophilus was the 95,115th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Theophilus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,106 babies born with the first name Theophilus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theophilus to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Theophilus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Theophilus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Theophilus is Thursday, February 21st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Theophilus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Theophilus was in 2018 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Theophilus Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theophilus is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Theophilus: The name spelled backwards is Sulihpoeht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iothuelpsh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Theophilus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 192 people with the last name Theophilus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Theophilus? Theophilus is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Theophilus name meaning

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