Place Name PHILADELPHIA

TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: Φιλαδελφεια (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: fil-ə-DEL-fee-ə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". This was the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. It is now known as Alaşehir (in Turkey). It is also the name of a city in the United States.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Philadelphiea (Ancient Greek), Philadelphiea (Biblical Greek)