phipps boy

First name origin & meaning:

Greek: Horse lover

First name variations: Phillip, Phillipa, Philipe, Philippos, Philo, Phillips, Phelps, Philipson, Phillips, Philby, Phil, Philly, Felipe, Filippo, Filip, Filbert, Philip

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: patronymic from a reduced form of Philip.
  2. The Phipps family, which holds the titles of marquess of Normanby and earl of Mulgrave, are descended from Constantine Phipps (1656–1723), who was lord chancellor of Ireland. A cousin with a different background, Sir William Phip(p)s (1651–95), was born in ME, where his parents had emigrated. Originally a ship’s carpenter, he rose to become royal governor of MA.
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