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Phil meaning and name origin
Phil \phil\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Phil), has the meaning "horse lover" and is a variant of Philip (Greek), biblical: one of the 12 apostles.
Suggested similar baby names are Pal, Pall, Paul, Peal, Peel, Pell, Philly, Philo, Pol, Poll and Poul.
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Popularity of Phil
Phil is a very popular first name for males (#460 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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