Philomena

Philomena - A very unique female name



  Feb 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Philomena, meaning lover of strength, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #397. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Philomena and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Philomena? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Philomena. The baby girl name Philomena was given to 11 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3887 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 128,477 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Philomena peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 343.



Famous with this name

Philomena McDonagh
Philomena Wolflingseder
Philomena Lynott


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Philomena is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Philomena is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #1,657 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,163.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Philomena is where you live.


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Philomena origin and meaning

Philomena is a 9 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means lover of strength. To see famous people named Philomena, pop culture references for the name Philomena and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Philomena

We've found the following names that sound similar to Philomena, sorted by popularity.

Pauline / Paulina / Paloma / Palma / Polina / Palmina / Pualani / Paulene / Pluma / Philomene /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123887
20085823
20044382
19752667
19672311
19662128
19651966
19642140
19632029
19621870
19612534
19601524
19591440
19581562
19571412
19561136
19551250
19541269
19531137
19521213
19511127
19501080
19491142
19481021
19471112
19461138
19451133
1944940
1943950
1942810
1941799
1940785
1939768
1938685
1937669
1936669
1935657
1934587
1933550
1932536
1931482
1930484
1929427
1928434
1927406
1926424
1925401
1924389
1923387
1922370
1921389
1920400
1919403
1918402
1917364
1916353
1915352
1914355
1913376
1912376
1911343
1910397

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia1657
New York2163

Even more about Philomena


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Philomena a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Philomena?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Philomena
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 128,477
Letter count 9
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +11

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