Phileas Name Meaning & Origin
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This name derives from the Greek word for "affectionate."
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St. Phileas (feast day November 26) was a 4th century bishop and martyr. St. Phileas was mentioned by the contemporary historian Eusebius of Caesarea.
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Phileas Fogg is the main character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days. In some adaptations, he is known as Phineas Fogg.