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From the Greek name Philippos, meaning ‘lover of horses’, from philein ‘to love’ + hippos ‘horse’. This was popular in the classical period and since. It was the name of the father of Alexander the Great. It was also the name of one of Christ's apostles, of a deacon ordained by the apostles after the death of Christ, and of several other early saints. See also Philippa.
213th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
356,856
to be exact
Maine
has the most people named Philip per capita
1949
marked the height of its popularity
0.01%
99.99%
41%
55+
37%
30-54
15%
13-29
7%
0-12

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