Kendrisos/Kendros (presumed) 4000 B.C.
Evmolpias/Eumolpia 1200 B.C. - the Thracians named the city after their mythical king Eumoplas, son of Poseidon.
Philipoppolis 342 B.C. - Philip of Macedonia named the city after himself.
Pulpudeva - when the Thracians won their city back they named it Pulpudeva, which is a translation of Philippopolis.
Trimontium - the Romans named the city Three Hills when they took over in 42 A.D.
Puldin/Ploudin/Pulden/Populdin - the name given to the city by the Slavs after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Filibe - the city was known as Filibe during the Ottoman Empire.
Plovdiv - the name was first mentioned in the 11th century but was replaced by Filibe during the Ottoman Empire and reinstated after the city's liberation.