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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Philipp

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  • A submission from Germany says the name Philipp means "Friend of Horses, Philipppos(greek: Philos:friend and hippos:Horse) The Kings of Makedonia were called Friends of Horses because of their Kavallerie" and is of Greek origin.
  • A user from Germany says the name Philipp is of Bulgarian origin and means "King".

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Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Φίλιππος (Phílippos, “fond of horses”), from φιλέω (philéō, “I like”) + ἵππος (híppos, “horse”).

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Philip.

Notable Persons Named Philipp

Philipp Lahm is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich, FC Bayern Munich II, VfB Stuttgart, and Germany national youth football team. Philipp was born on November 11th, 1983 in Munich, West Germany.

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Philipp was born on February 16th, 1978 in Munich.

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Philipp Kirkorov is a singer, actor, producer, and tv presenter. He was most active from 1985 to present. Philipp was given the name Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov by his parent Bedros Kirkorov on April 30th, 1967 in Varna.

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Philipp Wollscheid is a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., Rot-Weiss Hasborn-Dautweiler, FC Saarbrücken, FC Nürnberg II, FC Nürnberg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FSV Mainz 05, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national football team. Philipp was born on March 6th, 1989 in Wadern.

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He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Philipp was born in 5 in New York City.

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Philipp Lenard was a scientist in the field of physics. Philipp was given the name Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard on June 7th, 1862 in Bratislava. He left this life on May 20th, 1947.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Philipp

Karen Philipp is a television, singing, television actress, and singer. She was most active from 1963 to 1985. Karen was born on September 7th, 1945 in Salina, Kansas. Karen is also known as Karen Philipp-Proft.

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Prince Philipp was royalty. He holds the title Prince and Landgrave of Hesse. Prince was born as the child of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse and Princess Margaret of Prussia on November 6th, 1896 in Schloss Rumpenheim, Offenbach, Grand Duchy of Hesse German Empire. He left this life on October 25th, 1980.

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Karl Philipp is a military person. His military service ended in 1820.

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August Philipp was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and DukeofSchleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. August was born as the child of John II and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg on January 20th, 1573 in Sønderborg. He left this life on May 13th, 1627.

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Maximilian Philipp is a soccer player for the SC Freiburg, Hertha BSC, Tennis Borussia Berlin, FC Energie Cottbus, and Germany national youth football team. Maximilian was born on March 1st, 1994 in Berlin.

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He holds the title Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Philipp was born as the child of Kraft and Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on January 20th, 1970 in Crailsheim.

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How popular is the baby name Philipp in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 8 0 8
1922 6 0 6
1925 5 0 5
1928 7 0 7
1929 6 0 6
1934 6 0 6
1935 5 0 5
1936 6 0 6
1937 5 0 5
1938 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1943 8 0 8
1945 6 0 6
1947 7 0 7
1948 8 0 8
1949 5 0 5
1950 8 0 8
1953 9 0 9
1954 10 0 10
1955 8 0 8
1956 11 0 11
1957 7 0 7
1958 7 0 7
1959 10 0 10
1961 8 0 8
1962 11 0 11
1963 8 0 8
1964 14 0 14
1965 8 0 8
1966 9 0 9
1967 15 0 15
1968 9 0 9
1969 8 0 8
1970 10 0 10
1971 11 0 11
1973 13 0 13
1974 10 0 10
1975 9 0 9
1976 16 0 16
1977 11 0 11
1978 18 0 18
1979 11 0 11
1980 11 0 11
1981 15 0 15
1982 10 0 10
1983 15 0 15
1984 15 0 15
1985 12 0 12
1986 10 0 10
1987 10 0 10
1988 18 0 18
1989 13 0 13
1990 22 0 22
1991 13 0 13
1992 14 0 14
1993 20 0 20
1994 12 0 12
1995 11 0 11
1996 17 0 17
1997 25 0 25
1998 17 0 17
1999 15 0 15
2000 16 0 16
2001 8 0 8
2002 8 0 8
2003 15 0 15
2004 12 0 12
2005 16 0 16
2006 14 0 14
2007 13 0 13
2008 12 0 12
2009 10 0 10
2010 10 0 10
2011 12 0 12
2012 15 0 15
2013 18 0 18
2014 14 0 14
2015 7 0 7
2016 15 0 15
2017 17 0 17

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Popularity of Philipp as a last name

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Common last names for Philipp

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Common first names for Philipp

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Philipp U.S.
  White 93.47% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Philipp

People with the last name Philipp are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Philipp

  • How Popular is the name Philipp? Philipp is the 11,242nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Philipp was the 16,362nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Philipp have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 906 babies born with the first name Philipp in the United States. That's more than enough people named Philipp to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Philipp? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Philipp first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Philipp is Tuesday, May 19th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Philipp born? The highest recorded use of the first name Philipp was in 1997 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Philipp Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Philipp is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Philipp: Your name in reverse order is Ppilihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihplpip. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Philipp? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,760 people with the last name Philipp.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Philipp? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Philipp as their last name since less than 1 person in 167k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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