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What does Filip mean?

Filip Pronunciation of Filip [fil-ip] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Filip means "lover of horses". Filip is an alternate spelling of Felipe (Spanish, Greek): variation of Philip.

Associated with: greek.


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

6 more related forms via Felipe, Philip: Felipo, Filippo, Flip, Philips, Pilipo and Pip.

Creative forms:
(male) Firip, Fulip, ..

(female) Filda, Fili, ..

Middle name pairings:
Filip Lukas (F.L.), ..

How popular is Filip?

Filip is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#16745 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Filip entered the list in 2004 and reached its apex position of #1336 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #1926 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Felipe (#798 a year ago), Philip (#434), Philippe and Phillip (#410) are the popular related forms of Filip (#1926 a year ago). Usage of these relations of Filip was well-received among parents 75 years ago (median #919) and is now much diminished (#1113, 84% less usage), with forms like Phillip becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Felic, Felim, Felix, Filian, Finlie and Flin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Filip.

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