Boy name origins & meanings
- Greek : Horse lover
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : patronymic from a reduced form of Philip.
- The Phipps family, which holds the titles of marquess of Normanby and earl of Mulgrave, are descended from Constantine Phipps (1656–1723), who was lord chancellor of Ireland. A cousin with a different background, Sir William Phip(p)s (1651–95), was born in ME, where his parents had emigrated. Originally a ship’s carpenter, he rose to become royal governor of MA.