Various people have been known by the name Theophilus or Theophilos, which means "Friend of God" in Greek, and is thus similar to the Latin word "Amadeus"



* Teófilo Braga
* Theophilus Cibber (1703–1758), English actor, playwright, author, son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber
* Henry Theophilus Finck (1854–1926), American musical critic
* Theophilos Hatzimihail — (ca. 1870–1934), Greek folk painter from Lesbos
* Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (1756–1791), Austrian composer


* Theophilus P. Wildebeeste, a character created by Lenny Henry


* Theophilos (poet) — ancient Athenian comic poet
* Theophilus (geographer) — ancient Greek geographer
* Theophilos (king) — Indo-Greek king who ruled "c." 90 BC
* Theophilus (Biblical) is the name of a person or an honorary title to whom the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles is addressed
* Theophilus (emperor) — (829–842) a Byzantine Emperor of the second of the Phrygian dynasty


* Teófilo Borunda
* Theophilus Bradbury (1739–1803), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
* Theophilus Danjuma, influential Nigerian soldier and politician
* William Theophilus Dortch (1824–1889), prominent Confederate politician
* Theophilus Eaton (1590–1658), merchant, farmer, Puritan colonial leader, co-founder and first governor of New Haven Colony, Connecticut
* Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (1584–1640), English nobleman and politician
* Theophilus Shepstone (1817–1893), British South African statesman


* Theophilus H. Holmes (1804–1880), career U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War
* Theophilus Weeks (1708–1772), soldier in the French and Indian War


* Theophilus of Antioch — ("c." 163–182), an early Christian patriarch
* Theophilus, bishop of Caesarea (d. 195)
* Theophilos the Indian - (d. 364) Arian bishop, also called "The Ethiopian", probably from the Maldive Islands
* Theophilus of Alexandria — (d. 412) patriarch of Alexandria
* Theophilus of Adana — (d. "c." 538) bishop who made a pact with the devil
* Pope Theophilus II of Alexandria — Coptic Pope of Alexandria (953–956) and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
* Theophilus Presbyter — (1070–1125) a Benedictine monk, author, metallurgist, artist and armourer - thought to be a pseudonym of Roger of Helmarshausen
* Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem — current patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem
* Theophilus, martyr and saint (see Dorothea of Caesarea)
*Theophilus of Kiev, a monk and saint — see Abraham and Onesimus of Kiev
* Theophilus Lindsey (1723–1808), English theologian
* Theophilus Gale (1628–1678), English nonconformist divine


*Teófilo Cubillas


* Theophilus Carter, British inventor and furniture dealer
* Theophilus Cazenove (1740–1811), financier and one of the agents of the Holland Land Company
* John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683–1744), natural philosopher born in France


*Theophilus crater on the moon.


* "(Theo) 22 year old musician.
* "Theophilus" (comic strip) was a religious comic strip from 1966–2002

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*Theophoric name

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