Adelphe, Adelphos

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “brother.”
Fre (AH-delf)

The name is derived from the Greek, αδελφος (adelphos), meaning “brother.”

The name was mostly notably borne by Adelphe of Metz, a 5th-century Franco-German saint, the 12th bishop of Metz.

Other forms of the name include:

Adelfus (Dutch/German)
Adelphe (French)
Adelphos αδελφος (Greek)
Alfio (Italian)
Adelphus (Late Latin)

In France, the designated name-day is September 11.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/philadelphia
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/9.php
  3. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelphe
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