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What does Phil mean?

Phil \phil\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Phil) means "horse lover". Phil is a form of Philip (Greek); biblical: one of the 12 apostles. An occasionally used given name.


Phil has 19 related forms via Philip: Felipe, Felipo, Filep, Filip, Filippo, Fillip, Fyllip, Philipp, Philippe, Philippos, Philippus, Philips, Phillip, Phillips, Philly, Phyllip, Pilipo, Pip and Pippo.


Phil is a very popular first name for males (#460 out of 1220, Top 38%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Phil for boys. Phil reached its highest position of #304 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Phil and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Phil rated in the Top 1000 are Philip (#389 in 2014), Phillip (#391), Felipe (#713) and Filip. This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during 1940-1949 and is now significantly less popular, with the forms Felipe, Phillip, Phil and Philip becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

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