Philip

Gender:boy

Meaning:lover of horses

Origin:Greek

Pronunciation:fil lip

Variations:Phillip, Philipe, Phillipe

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Philip is a traditional name with roots in Greek history. While it is not the most popular of baby boy names, it is an ideal choice for parents looking for a classic name that isn’t overused.

Detailed Meaning

Philip comes from the Greek name Philippos, comprised of words meaning ‘to love’ and ‘horse’. It has been popular since the classical period.

Famous People With This Name

Philip K. Dick was an American science fiction writer. Philip “Phil” Collins is an English singer who has won multiple awards including seven Grammys. Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor known for his role as Truman Capote in the film “Capote.”

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Philip include Phil, Philie or Philly.

Related Names

Philip can also be spelt Philipe, Phillip and Phillipe.

Stories Featuring This Name

Philip Carey is the main character in W. Somerset Maugham’s novel, “Of Human Bondage.” Phil Mitchell is a character on the soap opera “EastEnders.” Philip Pirrip (or Pip) is a main character in Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

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