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Philip name origin


Philip name meaning

From the Greek name Philippos meaning "friend of horses", composed of the elements philos meaning "friend, lover" and hippos meaning "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two people who are regarded as saints. First, one of the twelve apostles, and second, an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon.. Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor.

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