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Phillip

Origin: Kenya
gender-male
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Phillip, also known as Philip, is a male given name derived from the Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos), meaning "horse-loving" or "fond of horses". The name is a compound of φίλος (philos, "dear", "loved", "loving") and ἵππος (hippos, "horse"). The name has been popularized by prominent figures such as kings of Macedonia and one of the apostles of Jesus. The name Philip has a rich history and association with various cultures and traditions. It has been borne by kings of France and Spain, and was regularly used in England during the Middle Ages. The name experienced a decline in popularity in the 17th century due to the Spanish king Philip II's attempted invasion of England, but it was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. Notable bearers of the name include Sir Philip Sidney, an Elizabethan courtier and poet, and the British royal family's Prince Philip.

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