Gender: Male Meaning of Phillip: "lover of horses" Origin of Phillip: Greek Phillip's Popularity in 2018: #451

The name Phillip is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "lover of horses". Phillip is ranked #451 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Disney Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Alphabetical Brother For Liam, Sister For Emma".

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Spelling variation of Philip. Exactly as many baby boys were named with the single 'l' spelling in 2017.

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Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like Phillip better this way, with two L's. It looks more complete to me.

Louise Says:


Phillip? it means lover of horses. trust me, ,Once the initial fear of these magnificent beasts is overcome? A lasting bond will ensue. Whether it be a Drey or a full blood stallion your son will win its heart and from then on the bond will be unbreakable. The thunder of hooves beats in time to the heart.