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What does Philippe mean?

Philippe Pronunciation of Philippe [philippe] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Philippe) has its root in Greek, and the name Philippe means "horse lover". Philippe is a French form of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.

Associated with: greek.


Philippe has 8 variants: Felipe, Filep, Filip, Fillip, Fyllip, Philipp, Phillip and Phyllip.

6 more relations via Philip: Filippo, Philippos, Philippus, Philips, Phillips and Pilipo.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Philippe Hagen (P.H.), ..

How popular is Philippe?

Philippe is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#20028 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Philippe was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #1250 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philippe name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Philippe outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Felipe (#798 in 2015), Filip (#1926), Philip (#434), Phillip (#410) and Phillips are the prominent related forms of Philippe. Other variants, like Phyllip, are seldom used. These forms of Philippe were popular 8 decades ago (usage of 0.6%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.1%, 83.7% less), with versions such as Philip becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philippe, Felipe, Filip, Philip, Phillip, Phillips in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Filip, Philip outside U.S.

Similar Names

Philippe is alike in pronunciation to Felippe. Other recommended names are Paulie, Pelike (see Felix), Phelim, Phelps, Phil, Philander, Philbert, Philemon, Philibert, Philipson, Philly, Philo, Phinian, Phipps, Phips (see Phipps) and Pippo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Philippe.

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