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Philip
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.

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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

Places

Algeria
Australia
Belgium
Bulgaria
Syria
Canada
Philippines
Greece
United States

See also

References

  1. ^ "Philip". Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper. 2001. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Philip. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Philip". Behind the Name. Michael Campbell. 1996. http://www.behindthename.com/name/philip. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  3. ^ "φιλος". Translation. Google. 2009. http://translate.google.com/translate_t#auto. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  4. ^ "ιππος". Translation. Google. 2009. http://translate.google.com/translate_t#auto. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

There is more than one meaning of Philip discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia. We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself. If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.


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