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Definition of Filomena

Noun of Greek origin that is related to the verb “to love”. It is used as a feminine name and would be denoted as “the beloved” or “the very beloved”.


Bird of approximately 15 centimeters with reddish-brown plumage and belonging to the musicapid family. It is a bird that feeds on insects and has a melodious song.


The word filomena comes from the Greek Φιλουμενη which is transliterated as philoimene and means “to love”. This word is widely used by the Greeks as a feminine name and they assign it the meaning of “the beloved”. In addition, the name has been transliterated and used in different languages ​​and cultures.

According to some philologists, the origin of filomena comes from the Greek melos and is related to music. In this sense, its connotation would be “the one who loves to sing”.


In Greek mythology they very frequently substitute the word “filomela” for filomena. Being almost similar terms, they are used interchangeably for the same purpose, namely, to refer to the daughter of King Athens.

In the Catholic Church, filomena is a Saint who existed in the third century after Christ. Saint filomena is said to have suffered martyrdom at the age of 12 at the hands of Emperor Septimius Severus.

In poetry it is very common to use the name Filomena to indicate two different types of birds.

Under the name of Filomena, the sixth storm or snowstorm that affected Spain with the greatest intensity at the beginning of 2021 was identified.