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Philip Meaning


What does Philip mean?

The name Philip is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Philip is "lover of horses".

Philip is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Phi-lip.

The Given Name Philip

Philip is a form of Philippos. See Philippos for further details.

Philip is quite a stylish name and a welcome find.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Philip falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Philip Benizi, and Philip Berruyer.

Philip Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 439 in baby name popularity for boys with 683 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 426 in baby name popularity for boys with 728 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Philip sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Philip Name Popularity Page.

Philip Related Names

Philip is a form of Philippos.

Variants of the name Philip include Philipe, Phillip.

The names Felipe, Filib, Filip, Filipe, Filipp, Filippo, Filippus, Fulop, Philipa, Philipp, Philippe, Philippus, Pilib, Pilipo, Piripi, Pylyp are all forms of Philip.

Philip has the diminutives (nicknames) Phil, Pip.

Famous Philips

  • Philip ~ Biblical Character (John 1:44, Acts 6:5), Pope (768), Saint
  • Philip Benizi ~ Saint
  • Philip Berruyer ~ Saint
  • Philip Casnoff ~ Actor
  • Philip Elton ~ Emma character
  • Philip Glass ~ Musician
  • Philip Guston ~ Artist
  • Philip Howard ~ Saint
  • Philip K. Dick ~ Writer
  • Philip Minh ~ Saint
  • Philip Noel Baker ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1959
  • Philip of Zell ~ Saint
  • Philip Pirrip ~ Great Expectations character
  • Philip Powell ~ Saint
  • Philip Pullman ~ Writer
  • Philip Roth ~ Writer
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman ~ Actor
  • Philip Showalter Hench ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1950
  • Philip Sidney ~ Writer
  • Philip Siphong Onphitak ~ Saint
  • Philip Warren Anderson ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1977

Philip Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Philip.

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Philip Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Philip in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Philip.

Just for fun, see the name Philip in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Philip in Nautical Flags page.