Type Settlement
Scripts Φιλαδέλφεια(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. fil-ə-DEHL-fee-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPhiladelpheia(Ancient Greek) Philadelpheia(Biblical Greek) Filadelfia(Spanish)
Given Name DescendantPhiladelphia(English)


Entry updated May 29, 2020