Of Greek origin.
Italian form of the name Philip.
From the Greek name Φίλιππος, Philippos, meaning “he who loves the horses”.
The name derives from two Greek words: “Φίλος”, philos, meaning friend, lover and “ίππος”, hippos, meaning horse.
Five kings of Macedonia bore the name.
Most notable was Philip II, a member of the ancient Greek royal house the “Argead dynasty” and father of Alexander the Great.
Feminine form of the name is Filippa.
Alternative forms of the name are: Philippos, Filip, Phil, Felipe, Felipinho.