Philip

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

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Philip

  1. One of the twelve disciples of Jesus in the Bible; one of the seven deacons.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1605 William Camden, Remains Concerning Britain, John Russell Smith (1870), page 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.
    • 1972 Nate Perlmutter, A Bias of Reflections: Confessions of an Incipient Old Jew, Arlington House, ISBN 0870001647, page 27:
      I used to envy my brother his name, and recall once accusing my mother of having favored him, else why did she name me Nathan and him Philip, tell me that, ma, tell me that. He had king Philip and if day-dreaming that association wasn't pleasure enough, there was the then movie star, Phillips Holmes. All I had was Nathan Hale.
    • 2010 Debbie Macomber, Orchard Valley Brides, MIRA (2010), ISBN 0778328287:
      "Philip," Luke repeated slowly, and a brightness came into his eyes. "She decided to name him Philip, after all." "A family name?" Cody asked him. Luke shrugged. "Actually, it's mine. I never much cared for it as a kid and dropped it when I started school. I insisted everyone call me by my middle name." "Ellie says your son looks like a Philip," Sherry put in. A wide grin split Luke's face. ""I think she's right―he does."
  3. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

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Danish[edit]

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Philip

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

German[edit]

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Philip

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

Norwegian[edit]

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Philip

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

Swedish[edit]

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Philip

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