Ancient Greek, Animals, Emotion/Feelings, Greek, Horses/Stallions, Love/Beloved, Male, P names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Philip is an Ancient Greek name meaning “lover of horses” from Greek elements philos (friend, lover) and hippos (horse).

As well as being a given name, Philip is also a surname derived from the same source.

Nicknames: Phil, Pip

Origin: Greek



  • Philippos (Ancient Greek)
  • Philippus (Ancient Greek)
  • Phillip (English)


Feminine forms:

  • Philippa
  • Philipa
  • Phillippa


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