Philip meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Philip No. of characters: 6 Gender: Boy Origin of Philip: Old Greek
How to pronounce Philip phi-lip What does my name mean? Meaning of Philip: Warlike, Loves Horses, Horse Lover, Friend of Horses

Origin and Meaning

Baby name Philip is originated from the Greek name Philippos meaning "friend of horses" which in turn is composed of elements philos meaning "friend, lover" and hippos meaning "horse" The name is borne by Philip II who was the father of Alexander the Great along with four more kings of Macedon. This was also the name of one of the twelve apostles and an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon. Several French and Spanish rulers were named as Philip. Other few notable bearers include poet Sir Philip Sidney, the American science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick and Olympic victor and legendary hero Philippus of Croton.

Philip was ranked 412 in 2015 list of US boys name and dropped by 10.16% from its previous ranking of 374 in 2014. Philip was ranked 866 in 1996 list of US girls name and dropped by 2.73% from its previous ranking of 843

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Philip is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 288 in 2014. Around 3832 people wear Philip as their first name. Philip is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Philip is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1907 and ranked 412 (0.017693% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 338575 people wear Philip as their first name. Philip is a rare first name for a girl in United States which is a rare name since 1896 and ranked 412 (0.017693% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 338575 people have Philip as their first name. Philip is not a native United States and Philip may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.094711% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Philip
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Expression number of Philip is 7.

Philip likes to research and reason to know the answers of hidden questions as Philip are gifted with an analytical mind. Philip are always on the quest for knowledge and wisdom and loves being alone.

Names that rhyme with Philip Filip, Johnphilip, PhilipFamous people named Philip
Philippa Urquhart in Children of Men as Actress
Anja Philip in Kvinden i buret as Casting Director
Philippa Cousins in The Deadness of Dad as Director
Philippa Gail in Ring of Bright Water as Actress
Philippa Broadhurst in An Education as Art Department
Philippa Bevans in The Changing of the Guard as Actress
Sandra Philippeaux in Demi Moore/Jim Breuer/Kelly Ripa as Casting Department
Barbara Philipp in The Reader as Actress
Philippa Goslett in Little Ashes as Writer
Philippa Carson in Music Memories as Director
Philip Anschutz Frederick is an American entrepreneur.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is known for his acting in movie The Master
Names like Philip Philip Namesakes Related Names: Phi, Phia, Phil, Phila, Philadelphia, Philamena, Philana, Philander, Philant, Philbert, Philberta, Philece, Philecia, Philemon, Philémon, Philena, Philene, Philesha, Philias, Philibert Posts having Philip: Comments :Philip ( Greek : Φίλιππος Philippos , Latinized : Philip ) is a male first name, which is commonly used as a name. The name comes from the Greek φίλιππος Philippos "horse lover" (φίλος philos "friend", ἱππος hippos "horse"). It comes from the Macedonian kings of the Greek antiquity which a cavalry ausstatteten and thus friends of horses were. Until the Middle Ages the name was quite uncommon in Western Europe and only in Byzantium spread and Orthodox countries. Its introduction in Western Europe goes to the Russian princess Anne of Kiev back who by marriage to Henry I. Queen of France was. She gave this name to her son, the future King Philip I , whose popularity contributed popularly further distribution of the name Philip. In the first half of the 20th century the name Philip was hardly used in Germany. More and more boys were so named from the early sixties. From the late eighties to the new millennium, the name was often among the ten most awarded name of each year. Since then, its popularity has waned somewhat. Numerous saints and blesseds have brought this name. Variants of the name: Filipino, Filippello, Lippo, Pippo, Filippa, Philippine, Lippa, Pippa, Pippa. - Sharita Saini Popularity of Philip

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