Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. FIL  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of Philip and various other names beginning with Phil, often a Greek element meaning "friend, dear, beloved".

Related Names

Feminine FormsPhilipa, Phillipa(English) Philippa(English (British))
Other Languages & CulturesPhilippos(Ancient Greek) Philip(Biblical) Philippos(Biblical Greek) Philippus(Biblical Latin) Filip(Bulgarian) Felip(Catalan) Filippu(Corsican) Filip(Croatian) Filip(Czech) Filip, Philip(Danish) Filip, Philip, Filippus, Flip(Dutch) Filip, Vilppu(Finnish) Philippe(French) Philipp(German) Filippos(Greek) Fülöp(Hungarian) Pilib(Irish) Filippo, Pippo(Italian) Filips(Latvian) Pilypas(Lithuanian) Filip(Macedonian) Piripi(Maori) Filip, Philip(Norwegian) Filip(Polish) Filipe(Portuguese) Felipe, Felipinho(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Filip(Romanian) Filipp(Russian) Filib(Scottish Gaelic) Filip(Serbian) Filip(Slovak) Filip(Slovene) Felipe(Spanish) Filip, Philip(Swedish) Pylyp(Ukrainian)


People think this name is

informal   common   strong   simple  


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Entry updated July 2, 2008