|Number in U.S||👶 341,000|
|Rate in 2021||918|
|Name origin||🌍 Greek|
Meaning of name Phillip:
Philip comes from the Greek masculine personal name Fílippos, from the components “philein” which means 'love' and “hippos” which means 'horse'. Therefore, Phillip's name is defined as 'horse lover'. This ancient Greek name has been popular since ancient times. It was born by the father of Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon, in the 4th century BC In the classical period of ancient Greece, when horses were a vital part of life, Philip was a name shared by dozens of men, from the generals of the army of philosophers, from the astronomer kings of Macedonia, from the statesmen to the poets and from the historians to the emperors. From a religious point of view, Philip the Apostle was one of Jesus Twelve Apostles and Philip the Evangelist was a spreader of Christian enthusiasts. In the Middle Ages, Philip was a name shared by several of the kings of France, Spain, and Portugal, not to mention other royals across Europe. Indeed, Philip has been a long enduring name with illustrious examples of men throughout 2,500 years of history. Other versions of the name include: Philippos (Greek), Filipo (Ancient Latin), Philip or Phillip (English), Philippe (French), Filippo (Italian), and Felipe (Spanish/Portuguese). The female equivalent is Philippa English (Pippa). Felipe has been a long lasting name with illustrious examples of men throughout 2500 years of history. Other versions of the name include: Philippos (Greek), Filipo (Ancient Latin), Philip or Phillip (English), Philippe (French), Filippo (Italian), and Felipe (Spanish/Portuguese). The female equivalent is Philippa English (Pippa). Felipe has been a long lasting name with illustrious examples of men throughout 2500 years of history. Other versions of the name include: Philippos (Greek), Filipo (Ancient Latin), Philip or Phillip (English), Philippe (French), Filippo (Italian), and Felipe (Spanish/Portuguese). The female equivalent is Philippa English (Pippa).
Philip has had a long and memorable journey on the US charts. The name was a Top 100 favorite of the 19th century all the way up to 1990. That's a long, successful ride on the male naming charts to be sure. However, as with Phillip, the name has taken a nosedive as we have entered the 21st century. No longer a popular choice for young boys in the United States, Philip has retreated to levels of mild moderation. The name just doesn't fit the styles of today's naming trends. Today's fashion prefers more eccentric biblical names (Noah, Elijah, Caleb) or surnames as given names (Mason, Logan, Jackson) or other traditional classics (Michael, William, Alexander). American parents have left once popular names like Felipe, Luis and Francisco behind in the dust. On the one hand, we are sad to see them left by the wayside. On the other hand, their lack of use today makes them more original options. And given Philip's long line of royal namesakes, that is a given name rather than prince.
famous people named Philip
Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince Consort of Elizabeth II)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor)
Philip Roth (author)
Philip Ross (hockey player)
Philip Stacey (American Idol Season 6 finalist)
Philip Handler (football player)
Philip Hartman (Actor/Comedian)
Philip Hellmuth (Poker Player)
Phil Ivey (Poker Player)
Phil Jackson (Basketball Coach)
Phil Lynott (Musician)
Phil Mickelson (Golfer)
Philip Weintraub (Baseball Player)
Philip Glass (Songwriter)
Philip Rivers (football player)
Philip Collins (musician)
Dr. Philip (TV character)
"Philip" is a popular name for boys that has Greek origin. Meaning of the name Philip is: "Horse Lover".
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A good name, not common and not weird like Hepzibah or something. But it gets spelt 'Phillip' alot with an extra 'L'.
I think philippe -as I spell it: 1 l "L", 2 :P,s; is a majestic and a royal name as in philippe of macedonia, and philippe II of France...and it has served me weii jor 80 yrs.
My little love was born on May 9th 2020 and we named him Philip Grizzly. ?we are hoping he loves his name as he gorws older.
My name is Philip, you can call me Phil and i like the name but, like everyone else has said, is that people always spell my name with two 'L's which it Isn't. It annoys me :(
It is a classical, robust, very masculine and historical name no matter in what language is spelled . Anywhere in the World the Phillip would go his name would be ease assimilated .
My son is name is Philip and his aunt jokingly calls him Phyllis. I call him Philly as a nickname, although he doesn't care for it.
I love my name!! I'm a ConfI'med Catholic that Practices Abstinence!! My name is Philip James Anthony Thomas, and I also spell it with one l, I also feel at least,(Respected), as well!! Thank you!!
Hey, my name is Philip, and I love the name. The only downside is that it always ends up spelled with 2 Ls. Catch ya later!
Hello, my name is Philip. Philip Bruce actually. I love my name. My father was Philip Lawrence, and his father was Robert Bruce. My father had a brother named Robert, so I got Bruce. Being 35 now, Philip Bruce is very honorable, traditional and a very admirable name. As a young child, I took the nickname Buddy to keep from becoming, 'lil phil' or 'brucie'. I am soon to be a father (sex undetermined as of 8.24.6), plan to name my male child Joshua Philip, for several reasons. 1. To honor my father. 2. The meaning of Joshua, God is my salvation, means everything to me and my wife, life. 3. My father would like it and approve, and many other reasons. Thanks for reading this far if you made it.
My name is Philippe cause I'm a frenchman. Someones write it philipe (Like actor G?rard philipe) or phillipe. It's not unfashioned although not so given as in 50th