Theophilus

Theophilus - A very unique male name



  Aug 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Theophilus, meaning friend of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1766. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Theophilus and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Theophilus? 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 Theophilus. The baby boy name Theophilus was given to 6 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3664 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 273,510 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Theophilus peaked in popularity 63 years ago in 1956 on position 1737.



Famous with this name

Theophilus London
Theophilus Lacey
Theophilus Clark


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Rating: 4/5 (3 people)


Theophilus is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Theophilus is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,463 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,463.

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 Theophilus is where you live.


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Theophilus origin and meaning

Theophilus is a 10 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means friend of God. To see famous people named Theophilus, pop culture references for the name Theophilus and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Theophilus

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


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
20123664
20064257
19993707
19983136
19973530
19923010
19913500
19883014
19792369
19561737
19241767
19212002
19161766

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2463

Even more about Theophilus


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 Theophilus 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Theophilus?

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
1956
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Theophilus
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 273,510
Letter count 10
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +6

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