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Phillip, Philip
Name day14 November
Word/nameGreek: Φίλιππος
Meaning"fond of horses"
Other names

Philip, also Phillip, is a male name, derived from the Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos, lit. "horse-loving" or "fond of horses"[1][2]), from a compound of φίλος (philos, "dear", "loved", "loving") and ἵππος (hippos, "horse").[3] Prominent Philips who popularized the name include kings of Macedonia and one of the apostles of early Christianity.

Philip has many alternative spellings. One derivation often used as a surname is Phillips. The original Greek spelling includes two Ps as seen in Philippides and Philippos, which is possible due to the Greek endings following the two Ps. To end a word with such a double consonant—in Greek or in English—would, however, be incorrect. It has many diminutive (or even hypocoristic) forms including Phil, Philly, Phillie, Lip, and Pip. There are also feminine forms such as Philippine and Philippa.


Kings of Macedon[edit]

New Testament[edit]


Rulers and royalty[edit]


Byzantine Empire[edit]

King of Belgium[edit]

King of England[edit]

Kings of France[edit]

Kings of Navarre[edit]

King of Germany[edit]

Counts and Dukes of Savoy[edit]

Dukes of Burgundy[edit]

Kings of Castile and Spain[edit]

Kings of Portugal[edit]


First name[edit]



The Philippines is a country that was part of the Spanish Empire and named after King Philip II of Spain.

Fictional characters[edit]

Philip in other languages[edit]

  • Afrikaans: Filip
  • Arabic: فيلبس (Fīlibus), فيليبوس (Fīlībūs), فيليب (Fīlīb)
  • Armenian: Փիլիպպոս (Pʿilippos)
  • Asturian: Felipe
  • Belarusian: Філіп (Filip), піліп (Pilip)
  • Bengali: ফিলিপ (Philipa)
  • Bosnian: Filip
  • Bulgarian: Филип (Filip)
  • Chinese(Cantonese): 腓立 (Fei4 laap6)
  • Chinese(Mandarin): 腓力 (Féilì), 菲利普 (Fēilìpǔ)
  • Catalan: Felip
  • Celtic: Fulup
  • Croatian: Filip
  • Czech: Filip
  • Danish: Filip, Fillip
  • Dutch: Philip, Filip, Filips
  • English: Phillip, Philip
  • Esperanto: Filipo
  • Filipino: Felipe, Pelipe
  • Finnish: Vilppu
  • French: Philippe
  • Galician: Filipe
  • Ganda: Filipu
  • Georgian: ფილიპ (P’ilip)
  • German: Philipp
  • Greek: Φίλιππος (Phílippos, Phillippides)
  • Gujarati: ફિલિપ (Philipa)
  • Hawaiian: Pilipo
  • Hebrew: פיליפ (Filip)
  • Hindi: फिलिप (Philip)
  • Hungarian: Fülöp
  • Indonesian: Filipus, Philip
  • Irish: Pilib, Feidhlim
  • Italian: Filippo
  • Japanese: フィリップ (Firippu)
  • Korean: 필립 (Pillip)
  • Latin: Philippus
  • Latvian: Filips
  • Lithuanian: Pilypas
  • Macedonian: Филип (Filip)
  • Malayalam: ഫിലിപ്പൊസ് (Philippose)
  • Maltese: Pinu
  • Maori: Piripi
  • Norwegian: Filip, Philip, Phillip
  • Occitan: Felip
  • Persian: فیلیپ (Filip)
  • Poitevin: Félipe
  • Polish: Filip
  • Portuguese: Filipe
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Felipe
  • Romanian: Filip
  • Russian: Филипп (Filipp)
  • Samoan: Filipo
  • Scottish Gaelic: Filib
  • Serbian: Филип/Filip
  • Slovak: Filip
  • Slovenian: Filip
  • Spanish: Felipe
  • Swahili: Felipo
  • Swedish: Filip
  • Turkish: Filipus
  • Ukrainian: Пилип (Pylyp)
  • Welsh: Philip

See also[edit]


  1. ^ φίλιππος. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas. "Philip". Online Etymology Dictionary.
  3. ^ φίλος, ἵππος in Liddell and Scott.
  4. ^ Harding, Merete; Larsen, Helge (2 August 2017). "Grethe Philip". Dansk Biografisk Leksikon (in Danish). Retrieved 2 December 2021.