What does Felipe mean?
Felipe /fe-lipe/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced feh-LEE-pay. It is of Spanish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Felipe is "lover of horses". Variant of Philip. Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe.
How popular is Felipe?
Felipe is a very prominent first name for males (#370 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7740 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Felipe for boys. Felipe reached its peak rank of #367 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is presently at #713. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Filip, Phil, Philip (#389 in 2014) and Phillip (#391) are the prominent variation forms of Felipe (#713 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Felipo are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6378%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3014%, down 52.7%), with the versions Felipe, Phil, Philip and Phillip becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Felipe and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)