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Phillip Name Meaning and Origin

Phillip Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Lover of horses, friend of horses

Name Origin


Phillip is a Greek name that means 'lover of horses' or 'friend of horses'. It is derived from the Greek name Philippos, which is composed of the elements 'philein' meaning 'to love' and 'hippos' meaning 'horse'. In Greek mythology, Phillip was also the name of a king of Macedonia and the father of Alexander the Great.

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Phillip Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Phillip is easy to pronounce with a familiar sound, making it smooth and pleasant to say.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Phillip has a balanced rhythm with two syllables, but the repeated 'p' sounds may slightly disrupt the flow.

Famous People Named Phillip

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● Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a renowned American actor known for his versatile performances in films like 'Capote', 'Doubt', and 'The Master'. He received numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 'Capote'.

● Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips is an American singer-songwriter who gained fame after winning the eleventh season of 'American Idol'. His hit singles include 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone'.

● Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield is a British television presenter known for hosting shows like 'This Morning' and 'Dancing on Ice'. He has been a prominent figure in British television for decades.

Phillip Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Phillip

The name Phillip does not typically evoke negative connotations or associations. However, some may perceive it as old-fashioned or traditional, which could be seen as a negative trait in modern contexts.

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