Philip
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/ˈfɪlɪp/
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Philip is a given name, derived from the Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos, lit. "horse-loving" or "fond of horses"), from a compound of φίλος (phílos, "dear", "loved", "loving") and ἵππος (hippos, "horse"). In Ancient Greece, the ownership of horses was available only to those rich enough to afford them. Thus, "lover of horses" can also be understood as "noble". Prominent Philips who popularized the name include kings of Macedonia and one of the apostles of early Christianity. Philip has many alternati...
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