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Pronunciation English: /ˈfɪlɪp/
Gender Male
Meaning "lover/friend of horses"
Origin Greek: Φίλιππος
Related names Filipe, Filippo
Popularity Popular names page

Philip is a given name, derived from the Greek Philippos (Φίλιππος), meaning "lover of horses" or "friend of horses". From φίλος (philos) "lover" and ίππος (hippos) "horse".[1][2][3][4] While the literal translation, in Ancient Greece, the ownership of horses was available only to those rich enough to afford them. Since beauty, wealth, and nobility were all synonymous, "lover of horses" can also be translated as "noble". Philip has alternative spellings: Phillip, Philippe, Philipp, Felip, Felipe, Filip, Filippo, Filippu, Filipe, Filype, Phylip, Phillep, Pilib, Fülöp, Fulup, and has the diminutive Phil.


Kings of Macedon

Other Philips of antiquity

Kings of France

Counts and Dukes of Savoy

Dukes of Burgundy

Kings of Castile & Spain

Kings of Portugal

Kings of Navarre

Other rulers and royalty

Other notable Philips

Used as a surname

  • Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), Australian politician and governor of New South Wales, Australia
  • Emanuel L. Philipp (1861–1925), American politician and governor of the US state of Wisconsin
  • Mary Phillip (born 1977), English football player
  • Dr John Philip (1775-1851), Scottish missionary in South Africa
  • See also Phillips

Fictional characters

Monuments and buildings


United States

See also


  1. ^ "Philip". Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper. 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Philip". Behind the Name. Michael Campbell. 1996. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  3. ^ "φιλος". Translation. Google. 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  4. ^ "ιππος". Translation. Google. 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

PHILIP (Gr. 4tXt7r7ros, fond of horses, from 4LXeiv, to love, and imros, horse; Lat. Philip pus, whence e.g. M. H. Ger. Philippes, Dutch Filips, and, with dropping of the final s, It. Filippo, Fr. Philippe, Ger. Philipp, Sp. Felipe), a masculine proper name, popularized among the Christian nations as having been that of one of the apostles of Christ. Notices of distinguished men who have borne this name are arranged below in the following order: (1) Biblical; (2) Kings of Macedonia, France, Germany and Spain; (3) other rulers.

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Alternative spellings


Name of ancient kings of Macedonia, from Ancient Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos), from φίλιππος (fond of horses), from φιλέω (phileō), I love) + ἵππος (hippos), horse).

Proper noun




  1. (Biblical) One of the twelve disciples; one of the seven deacons.
  2. A male given name.

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  • 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain. John Russell Smith, 1870. p.93:
    Philip Berold, conceiting this his name, very Clerkly proves that Philip is an Apostolical name by Saint Philip the Apostle, a Royal name by King Philip King of Macedonia, and an Imperial name by Philip the first Christian Emperour.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, a popular spelling variant of Filip.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, an English style variant of Philipp.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, spelling variant of Filip.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, spelling variant of Filip.

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

Lover of horses.

  1. Philip (the Apostle)
  2. One of the "seven" (Acts 6:5), called also "the evangelist" (21:8, 9). He was one of those who were "scattered abroad" by the persecution that arose on the death of Stephen. He went first to Samaria, where he laboured as an evangelist with much success (8:5-13). While he was there he received a divine command to proceed toward the south, along the road leading from Jerusalem to Gaza. These towns were connected by two roads. The one Philip was directed to take was that which led through Hebron, and thence through a district little inhabited, and hence called "desert." As he travelled along this road he was overtaken by a chariot in which sat a man of Ethiopia, the eunuch or chief officer of Queen Candace, who was at that moment reading, probably from the Septuagint version, a portion of the prophecies of Isaiah (53:6,7). Philip entered into conversation with him, and expounded these verses, preaching to him the glad tidings of the Saviour. The eunuch received the message and believed, and was forthwith baptized, and then "went on his way rejoicing." Philip was instantly caught away by the Spirit after the baptism, and the eunuch saw him no more. He was next found at Azotus, whence he went forth in his evangelistic work till he came to Caesarea. He is not mentioned again for about twenty years, when he is still found at Caesarea (Acts 21:8) when Paul and his companions were on the way to Jerusalem. He then finally disappears from the page of history.
  3. Mentioned only in connection with the imprisonment of John the Baptist (Mt 14:3; Mk 6:17; Lk 3:19). He was the son of Herod the Great, and the first husband of Herodias, and the father of Salome. (See HEROD PHILIP I. �T0001763)
  4. The "tetrarch of Ituraea" (Lk 3:1); a son of Herod the Great, and brother of Herod Antipas. The city of Caesarea-Philippi was named partly after him (Mt 16:13; Mk 8:27). (See HEROD PHILIP II. �T0001764)
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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