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:
- English: patronymic from a reduced form of Philip.
- 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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