What does Phil mean?
Associated with: greek.
(male) Pail, Philley, ..
(female) Philli, Phillia, .. Middle name pairings:
Phil Leyton (P.L.), ..
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)
Phil reached its highest position of #293 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Phil are Phillip (#410 in 2015) and Philip (#434). These relations of Phil reached the apex of their popularity 75 years ago (average #142) and are now significantly less popular (#948, 87.4% less usage), with forms such as Philip falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adil, Akil, Amil, Axil, Bail, Egil, Emil▼, Gail▼, Gil, Kahil, Kail, Neil▼, Pain, Pal, Pall, Paul▼, Peal, Peel, Pell, Perl, Philo, Phips (see Phipps), Pio, Pol, Poll, Poul, Sahil, Sail, Sohil, Vail and Wil. These names tend to be less commonly used than Phil.See names in meaning and etymology.