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When I heard the name Philippe, I imagine a polite and sophisticated gentleman. A handsome name overall.
In medieval times, Philippe was also used as a feminine given name in French (as the French form of Philippa), alongside Philippine. However, Philippe is a masculine given name today. So, I think that the "Gender" of this name should be updated from "Masculine" to "Masculine & Feminine"; and the "Meaning & History" section of this name should be updated to read, "French form of Philip. In medieval times, Philippe was also the French form of Philippa."

Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_name
https://www.behindthename.com/name/philippe/top/france
https://forebears.io/forenames/philippe
With 846 753 bearers, Philippe is the 6th most common masculine given name in France (2014 Data). With 73 938 bearers, Philippe is the 9th most common masculine given name in Belgium (2014 Data). With 3 254 bearers, Philippe is the 1st most common masculine given name in New Caledonia (2014 Data). With 2 621 bearers, Philippe is the 2nd most common masculine given name in Tahiti/French Polynesia (2014 Data). With 642 bearers, Philippe is the 4th most common masculine given name in Wallis and Futuna (2014 Data). With 269 bearers, Philippe is the 1st most common masculine given name in Monaco (2014 Data). With 169 bearers, Philippe is the 5th most common masculine given name in Saint Barthelemy (2014 Data). With 90 bearers, Philippe is the 6th most common masculine given name in Saint Miquelon (2014 Data). With 3 bearers, Philippe is the 3rd most common masculine given name in Vatican City (2014 Data).

Source: https://forebears.io/forenames/philippe
Philippe Jaroussky is a French Opera singer (countertenor).
A fancier Philip.
Philippe Spiteri, a French actor.
Philippe Starck is a French designer known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design including furniture and objects that have a simple but inventive structures.
Philippe Coutinho Correia known as Philippe Coutinho, or simply Coutinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for English club Liverpool and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder or winger.
Yes, the name of the horse in Beauty And The Beast was called Philippe. A famous bearer of Philippe as a surname is actor Ryan Philippe.
Philippe (1268-1314) was the son of King Philippe III of France and his first wife Isabella.
Philippe (1292-1328) was the son of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Johanna.
Philipp (1313-1321) was the son of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan of Burgundy.
Philippe (1314-1322) was the oldest son of King Charles IV of France and his first wife Blanche of Burgundy.
Philippe (1336-1375) was the son of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne. He was named after an older brother (born 1315-died young).
Philippe (1342-1404) was the son of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. He was the Duke of Burgundy.
Philippe (1407-1407) was the youngest son of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
Philippe (1436-1436) was the son of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
Philippe (1125-1161) was the son of King Louis VI of France and his wife Adelaide.
Philippe was also the name of a son of King Philippe II of France and his first wife Isabelle. He died as a baby.
Philippe (1200-1234) was the son of King Philippe II of Frane and his second wife Agnes.
Philippe (1165-1223) was the only son of King Louis VII of France and his third wife Adele. He later became KIng Philippe I of France.
Philippe Dagobert (1222-1232) was also the name of a third son of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile. He was named after his two older brothers, who died young.
Philippe (1209-1218) was the oldest son of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile. He died age 9. His younger brother (born 1218) was also named Philippe, after his older deceased brother.
Philippe (1245-1285) was the son of King Louis IX of France and his wife Margaret. He later became King Philippe III of France.
Philippe (1052-1108) was the oldest son of King Henry I of France and his wife Anna of Kiev. He later became King Philippe I of France.
Philippe (1093-1133) was the oldest son of King Philippe I of France and his second wife Bertrada.
Philippe (1116-1131) was the oldest son of King Louis VI of France and his wife Adelaide.
Philippe (1730-1733) was the son of King Louis XV of France and his wife Maria Karolina.
Philippe (1668-1671) was the son of King Louis XIV of France and his wife Maria Teresa of Spain.
Philippe (1640-1701) was the son of King Louis XIII of France and his wife Anna. He was the younger brother of King Louis XIV of France.
Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674) was a Flemish-born painter.
Philippe Biguerny (aka Felipe Vigarny) (1470/5-1542) was a Burgundian-born sculptor.
This name always makes me think of a horse in a Disney movie. I think it's the name of Belle's horse in Beauty and the Beast, but I'm not sure.
Philippe III de Bourgogne (31th July 1396 Dijon - 15th July 1467 Bruggy). He was the son of Jean the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria-Straubing.
Wife: Isabel of Portugal (*21th February 1397 - †17th December 1471)

Children:
Antoine (30th September 1430, Bruxelles - 5th February 1432, Bruxelles), count of Charolais
Joseph (24th April 1432, Gent - 6th May 1432), count of Charolais
Charles (1433 - 1477), count of Charolais
Famous Philippe: Philippe Petit, the only person to ever walk a tightrope between the Twin Towers. :)
I know a boy named Philippe and he pronounces his name like "Phillip". He is also German, not French. I'm not sure if France is the only type of origin for this name.

I think that the French way to spell Phillip is a little annoying and it seems like the parents are trying too hard. And if you are going to have your name spelled "Philippe" PLEASE pronounce it the correct way!

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