Philomena as a girl's name is of Greek origin meaning "powerful love". It is the name of a popularly-worshipped saint who is supposedly a virgin martyr. Her cult was based on a set of bones discovered in Rome in 1802, but in 1961, archaeologists disproved the claim, and her veneration was forbidden by Rome.
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