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Phillip 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.
Phillip, most usually spelt Philip, is Greek in origin and is said to mean ‘One Who Loves Horses.’ The spelling variation is due perhaps to the use of Phillip as a surname, and the choice of this spelling as a first name could be traced back to the adoption of the name from a surname to a first name.
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 for Phillip include Phil, Philie or Philly.
Phillip can also be spelt Philipe, Philip 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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