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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.
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 for Philip include Phil, Philie or Philly.
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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