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pinWhat does Phil mean?

Phil /phil/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Phil). Phil's name origin is Greek, and Phil means "horse lover". Phil is an alternate form of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles. Compare surname Pheil.


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.

Kreatif forms: Paphil, Phillo, Philpa. [more]

pinHow popular is Phil?

Phil is a very popular first name for males (#460 out of 1220, Top 38%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#127948 out of 150436, Top 85%). (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. in the 1940s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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 are Philip (#389 in 2014), Phillip (#391), Felipe (#713) and Filip. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6378%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.3014%, 52.7% less), with the forms Felipe, Phillip, Phil and Philip becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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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.