What does Phil mean?
Phil /phil/ 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.
How 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Phil and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Phil are Philip (#389 in 2014) and Phillip (#391). These relations of Phil reached the apex of their popularity 74 years ago (average #146) and are now significantly less popular (#593, 52.3% less), with forms such as Phillip falling out of fashion.
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Suggested similar baby names are Adil, Akil, Amil, Axil, Bail, Egil, Emil▼, Gail▼, Gil▼, Kahil, Kail, Neil▼, Pain, Pal, Pall, Paul, Peal, Peel, Pell, Perl, Philo, Phips, Pio, Pol, Poll, Poul, Sahil, Sail, Sohil, Vail and Wil. These names tend to be less commonly used than Phil.