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Famous bearer: Philip Collins (better known as "Phil"), a professional British pop/rock singer. He's played music in several movies including "But Seriously ..." "Can't Rush Love," etc.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2005
I know he's a fictional character, but another famous bearer of this name was Philip 'Pip' Pirrip from the book "Great Expectations."
― Anonymous User  8/11/2005
Famous bearer: Dr. Phil.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2005
Can be shortened to 'Pip', 'Phil' or back to the greek word that forms the first part of the name 'Philo'. This means 'Love' but can also be translated as 'friend' as there are 4 different words for love in Old Testament Greek and 'Philo' denotes the love between friends rather than anything sexual. Should most accurately be spelt with only one 'l' but some use two.
Amatire  11/4/2005
Famous bearer is Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Academy Award-winning American actor.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Another fictional bearer of this name is Philip J. Fry (better known as Fry) from the sitcom Futurama. Most people dislike this programme but I don't.
rosco kid  4/14/2006
I don't know why the name Philip reminds me of a boy who likes to horserace. In a story (sorry, don't remember the name! It's my friend's story she's writing it) there are two Philip's, one is named Philip Claudius Winters, he's a 12-year-old, he's not too smart, but hey, everyone loves him for some reason. And the other is Philip Vargas (Uncle Felipe, he's obviously older). I've never liked the name but it's ok. Reminds me of Phillips.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Philip was the name of the prince in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
A famous bearer is Philip Rosenthal, creator and co-executive producer of the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996-2005). Rosenthal's wife, Monica Horan, also starred as Amy MacDougall-Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond".
AndrewJKD  7/29/2006
Philip Kirkorov, a Russian singer, is a famous bearer. This can also be spelled Fillip, Phillip or Philipp.
wefrox  8/9/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Philip here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
My late father's name was Philip and he hated it! He used the nickname Jesse instead - because our last name is James. My mother was going to name me after him - Philip if I was a boy and Phylis - thank godness my father told her NO WAY! The name isn't that bad but it just reminds me of an older guy, in his 60's or 80's.
alyse88  3/25/2007
A character in the TV show Shameless is named Philip but everyone calls him Lip.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
I like this name, though it's my dad's. I would absolutely love to see it on a little boy. Personally, I think it fits younger people best. Especially the nickname "Pip".
arrowhead909  4/27/2007
Philip is one of the loudmouthed, flappyheaded, farting Canadian duo from South Park.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  6/3/2007
Philip Pullman is the author of His Dark Materials.
LilaMayaNeve  6/30/2007
This is the name of the Jewish American novelist Philip Roth, author of "Portnoy's Complaint", "Zuckerman Bound", "The Human Stain", "The Plot against America", "Everyman" and various other books.
lady murasaki  9/9/2007
I think it's a very stable and honest name. There are plenty of the famous bearers like 5 kings of Macedon, one of them is a father of Alexander the Great. There also have been 6 kings of France called Philippe and several dukes of Spain.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2007
What a nice meaning! Friend of horses. I don't really like the name itself though.
dreamgirl54  11/20/2007
Isn't Philip's meaning slightly ironic given the tale of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and Bucephalus? Elaboration, for those who don't know: Alexander, as a young man, came to his father, Philip, who was attempting to ride a horse no one else could. His father told him that if he could ride him, he could have him. Alexander reportedly turned his head away from his shadow, mounted, and rode off until he tired Bucephalus out.
Elvenscholar  6/22/2008
I believe Sleeping Beauty's prince (in the Disney adaptation) was a Philip. The name fits; I recall that he had a horse.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2009
Can't believe someone hasn't named the country of the Phillipines which of course was named for Phillip II of Spain by Magellan.
Anton  3/11/2010
What a cute, adorable, cool name.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2010
Prince Carl Philip (born 1979) is the second child and only son to Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf and queen Silvia.
Beautiful Victory  7/4/2010
Great meaning!
Chrila96  7/28/2010
I love this name. So strong and masculine. But the nickname Phil... ugh!
Dawson  11/25/2010
I love this name. It's masculine and classic. I only know a couple people with it, and they go by Phil, which I don't like nearly as much. It is my number one name to use on a baby boy if I ever have one, but unfortunately it may not be so easy to convince my husband -__-
JanetLouise  6/13/2011
It derives from two Greek components: ΦΙΛΟΣ-ΙΠΠΟΣ = friend-horse.
Consequently the right spelling is: single L and double P.
The most fame person in history with this name was the father of Alexander the Great ca. 350 BC.
georgev1112  9/26/2011
Philip the Bold.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2011
Philip the Good.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2011
Philip Hermogenes Calderon (3 May 1833 – 30 April 1898) was an English painter of French birth (mother) and Spanish (father) ancestry who initially worked in the Pre-Raphaelite style before moving towards historical genre. He was Keeper of the Royal Academy in London.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2011
Philip Swift is the missionary from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2011
If I were to name my son Phillip I'd probably call him Philo (FIE-lo) for short, and he's have a sister called Sophia (Sophy). Then maybe they could open a place of business together and call it "Philo & Sophy". I'm getting carried away. I'm not a huge fan of horses, I should mention. Cute name, though. :)
CKV  4/26/2012
"Name of the Day" April 27, 2012.
CKV  4/27/2012
Philip I of Castile (1478-1506), oldest son of Maximilian I (Holy Roman Emperor) and his wife Mary of Burgundy. He later married Joanna "the Mad" and was the father of the Emperors Charles V and Ferdinand I.
CarolinW  6/6/2012
Philip was the name of one of the sons of King Christian II of Denmark and his wife Isabella of Austria. He also had a twinbrother named Maximilian.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Scottish-born British admiral Sir Philip Charles Durham (1763-1845), one of the heroes of the Battle of Trafalgar.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2012
Also used in Lithuania as Pilypas (peigh-lee-pahs). [noted -ed]
halkelle  9/18/2012
Philip Robertson is the creator of the Duck Commander Duck Call and stars in the TV show Duck Dynasty.
Ranchie  1/27/2013
Philip LaFresque, the main protagonist of the Penumbra game series.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2013
A famous bearer of the name is the fictional character Philip Blake AKA the Governor from AMC's The Walking Dead television series. The Governor's the main antagonist of the show, and he's pretty messed up.
gh1995  11/27/2013
I like this spelling a lot better than "Phillip". Phillip just looks too crowded..
SH2237  12/28/2014
Philip is a wonderful, handsome name. A real classic. Xx :)
― Anonymous User  4/27/2015
My husband is Phylip - and no, that's not a typo. He is named for his mother's sister Phyllis, so my MIL left the "Y" in to honour her. He's known as PJ by his family though, (his middle name is James), and Phyl to his mates.
ClareMack  4/29/2015
A very strong, classic, handsome name steeped in history.
I'd rather this name than Braxton and Jackson and the -aydons any day!
I love Philip but detest Phil.
Pip would be my choice of nickname - it's rather reminiscent of Kit for Christopher instead of Chris.
In Australia Philip and Philippa are often - perhaps more often than not - spelled Phillip and Phillipa. I hate those spellings. I think the double L connection may be due to the fact that the First Fleet, which arrived in Australia in 1788 with troops and convicts aboard, was commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip, for whom Port Phillip Bay here is named.
Just Jonquil  5/12/2015
Philip Michael Lester, an English YouTuber and radio DJ is another famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2015
Old-fashioned and ugly, and it's the name of that racist sociopathic geriatric snob Prince Philip.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/9/2015
This is Anthony Hopkins's real name.
Oleg Karachi  1/15/2016
Being named after that racist, sociopathic, geriatric snob Prince Philip; though my mother spelt it Phillip, I like my name.

When I was born in 1950 he was the handsome prince married to our young princess. I suppose I'm glad I wasn't born a girl because in Australia you were called either Lynne or Sue at that time.
phillipl  4/5/2016
Philip James DeFranco Jr. Is an American video blogger and YouTube personality. He is most notable for The Philip DeFranco Show, usually abbreviated as PDS, a news show centered on current events, politics, pop culture, and celebrity gossip in which he voices his opinion, often presented in a satirical manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. In April 2016, he began to add weekend content, including The Friday Show, NSFW Saturday, and Sunday Funday, but the latter two have not been features as of December 2016. His network of channels has over two billion views, and over six million total subscribers, with his primary channel having accumulated over 5 million subscribers and 1 billion views, as of February 2017. Early into his YouTube career, his audience led to his winning of various open access online polls.
cutenose  5/12/2017
Philip Quarcoe (1741 – 17 October 1816) was the first African to be ordained as a minister by the Church of England.
philipmase  3/16/2018

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