August 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
French version of the English name “Philomel”, meaning “nightingale”, from the Greek “Philomela”, meaning “lover of song”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Philomèle is one of the characters Becky plays in the famous presentation of charades which attracts the attention of a certain royal personage, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).