Philip

Pronunciation: phe-e-le-e-p
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

The name Philip is derived from the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos), which means "lover of horses" or "fond of horses". The name is prominent in both Greek mythology and biblical narratives, and it has been adopted by various kings, emperors, and saints throughout history. In its origin, the word "providence" is derived from the Latin "providentia" and the Greek "pronoia". These words primarily signify prescience or foresight, but they have gradually acquired other meanings related to the provision and care that God exercises over creation. In theological contexts, providence refers to the continued exercise of divine energy by God, who is operative in all that comes to pass in the world and directs all things to their appointed end. This concept includes preservation (conservatio, sustentatio), concurrence or cooperation (concursus, co-operatio), and government (gubernatio).

Philip Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Philip is currently #403 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Philip is currently #403 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Philip is currently #400 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Philip is currently #400 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Philip

  • Prince Philip: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and a member of the British royal family. He passed away in 2021.
  • Philip K. Dick: Philip K. Dick was an American science fiction writer known for his novels and stories, including "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and "The Man in the High Castle." He passed away in 1982.
  • Philip Roth: Philip Roth was an American novelist known for his works "Portnoy's Complaint," "American Pastoral," and "The Human Stain." He passed away in 2018.
  • Philip Johnson: Philip Johnson was an American architect known for his modernist works, including the Glass House.