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Meaning and name origin

Phil \phil\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Phil), is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phil is "horse lover". Phil is a variant of Philip (Greek); biblical: one of the 12 apostles.


Popularity

Phil is a very popular first name for males (#460 out of 1220, Top 38%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Phil for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Phil name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Phil and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Philip (#389) and Phil. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Philip, Phil in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Pal, Pall, Paul, Peal, Peel, Pell, Philly, Philo, Pol, Poll and Poul. These names tend to be less commonly used than Phil.

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