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What does Philippus mean?

Philippus Pronunciation of Philippus [philip-pus] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Philippus is "horse lover". Philippus is an alternate form of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.

Associated with: greek.


Philippus has 1 variant: Philippos.

4 more relations via Philip: Philipp, Philippe, Philips and Phillips.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Philippus Veer (P.V.), ..

How popular is Philippus?

Philippus is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#107565 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Philippus (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Philip (#434 in 2015), Philippe and Phillips. Adoption of these forms of Philippus was at its peak during the years 1940-1949 (median #1232) and has become significantly lower since (#1478, 88.8%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Emilianus (see Emil), Paulinus, Phelps, Philibert, Philipson, Phillip, Phipps, Phips (see Phipps) and Pilipo (see Philip). These names tend to be more commonly used than Philippus.

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