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, Philippa, Filipina, Philly, Felipa, etc.

Alternative forms of the name are Philip, Philippos, Filip, Phil, Felipe, Felipinho, etc.