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What does Phelps mean?

Phelps Pronunciation of Phelps [phelps] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Phelps is "son of Philip".

Associated with: old english.


Creative forms:
(male) Filps, Pelps, ..

(female) Phela, Phepsy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Phelps Carver (P.C.), ..

How popular is Phelps?

Phelps is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#598 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Phelps has not been recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Chaps, Pablos, Paulos, Paulus, Pears, Peel, Peele, Peleh, Pell, Pepe, Peppi, Phauns (see Alphonse), Phelan, Phelim, Phenix, Phil, Philip, Philipp, Philips, Phillips, Philly, Philo, Phipps, Phips (see Phipps), Phoebus, Phons (see Alphonse) and Piers. These names tend to be more commonly used than Phelps.

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