What 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]
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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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)