Philip, also Phillip, is a male given 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
Macedon Philip II AR Tetradrachm Thunderbolt Control Mark, LeRider 234 Plate Coin, 1965 Thessalonica Hoard.xcf
Pronunciation/ˈfɪlɪp/
/ˈfɪləp/
GenderMale
Name day14 November
Origin
Word/nameGreek: Φίλιππος
Meaning"fond of horses"
Other names
Cognate(s)

Philip has many alternative spellings. One derivation often used as a surname is Phillips. It was also found during ancient Greek times with two Ps as Philippides and Philippos. It has many diminutive (or even hypocoristic) forms including Phil, Philly, Lip, Pip, Pep or Peps. There are also feminine forms such as Philippine and Philippa.

AntiquityEdit

Kings of MacedonEdit

New TestamentEdit

OthersEdit

Rulers and royaltyEdit

PapacyEdit

Byzantine EmpireEdit

King of BelgiumEdit

Kings of FranceEdit

Kings of NavarreEdit

King of GermanyEdit

Counts and Dukes of SavoyEdit

Dukes of BurgundyEdit

Kings of Castile and SpainEdit

Kings of PortugalEdit

OthersEdit

First nameEdit

SurnameEdit

CountryEdit

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

Fictional charactersEdit

Philip in other languagesEdit

  • 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)
  • Cantonese: 腓立 (Fei4 laap6)
  • Catalan: Felip
  • Celtic: Fulup
  • Chinese: 腓力 (Féilì), 菲利普 (Fēilìpǔ)
  • Croatian: Filip
  • Czech: Filip
  • Danish: Filip
  • Dutch: Philip, Filip, Filips
  • Esperanto: Filipo
  • Finnish: Vilppu
  • French: Philippe
  • Galician: Filipe
  • Ganda: Filipu
  • Georgian: ფილიპ (P’ilip)
  • German: Philipp
  • Greek: Φίλιππος (Phílippos, Philippides)
  • Gujarati: ફિલિપ (Philipa)
  • Hawaiian: Pilipo
  • Hebrew: פיליפ (Filip)
  • Hindi: फिलिप (Philip)
  • Hungarian: Fülöp
  • 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
  • Occitan: Felip
  • Persian: فیلیپ (Filip)
  • Poitevin: Félipe
  • Polish: Filip
  • Portuguese: Filipe
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Felipe
  • Romanian: Filip
  • Russian: Филипп (Filipp)
  • Samoan: Filipo
  • Serbian: Филип (Filip)
  • Slovak: Filip
  • Slovenian: Filip
  • Spanish: Felipe
  • Swahili: Felipo
  • Swedish: Filip
  • Ukrainian: Пилип (Pylyp)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.