Name`s rating: 4.75 Number of votes: 16 Popularity/views: 1952
Gender of the name Philip: male
Unique code of the name Philip: 253
First name Philip backwards: Pilihp
Meaning and origin of the name Philip
Hugely popular English name, comes from the ancient Greek words (φίλιος) [filios] - "friendly; loving" + (ἵππος) [hippos] - "stallion/steed"="friend of horses; horse-loving; loving the ride".
Saint Philip of Bethsaida the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles [other apostles: Andrew brother of the Apostle Peter (the fisherman from Bethsaida, a disciple of John the Baptist), Peter (or Simon son of John, also called Cephas), John the Evangelist, James son of Zebedee, Bartholomew aka Nathaniel, Matthew the tax collector (also Levi Alpheus), Thomas, James the son, Thaddeus son of Alpheus (also known as Jacob or Judah Levi), Simon the Zealot (also Simon the Zealot) and Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus)]. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who preached in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia.