Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Horse lover

Boy name variations

Phillip

Phillip

- 9% this year
Masculine
Uncommon
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Phillipa

Phillipa

0 % this year
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Philipe

Philipe

0 % this year
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Philippos

Philippos

0 % this year
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Philo

Philo

- 11% this year
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Phillips

Phillips

0 % this year
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Phelps

Phelps

0 % this year
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Phipps

Phipps

0 % this year
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Philipson

Philipson

0 % this year
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Philby

Philby

0 % this year
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Phil

Phil

- 20% this year
Masculine
Rare
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Philly

Philly

0 % this year
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Felipe

Felipe

+ 9% this year
Neutral
Rare
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Filippo

Filippo

- 15% this year
Masculine
Rare
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Filip

Filip

+ 10% this year
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Rare
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Filbert

Filbert

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How Popular Is The Name Philip

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish, Dutch, English, South Indian, etc. : from the Greek name Philippos (from philein ‘to love’ + hippos ‘horse’). In the New Testament this name is borne by one of the apostles; it was also borne by various other early Christian saints. It owes part of its popularity to the medieval romances about Alexander the Great, whose father was Philip of Macedon. As a Highland Scottish surname, it represents an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhilib ‘son of Philip’. In North America, this surname has absorbed some cases of cognate names in other languages (e.g. French Philippe, Greek Philippos, Italian Filippi, Spanish Felipe, Catalan Felip, and their derivatives). As a Jewish name, it represents a borrowing of the personal name from Christians.