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pinWhat does Philip mean?

Philip /phi-lip/ as a boys' name is pronounced FIL-ip. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philip is "horse lover".

Biblical: one of the 12 apostles. Common since early Christian times. Britain's Prince Philip; Crown Prince Felipe of Spain; painter Filippo Lippi; playwright Philip Barry; talk show host Phil Donahue; actor Philip Seymour Hoffman; author Philip Roth; football player Phil Simms.


Philip has 20 variants: Felipe, Felipo, Filep, Filip, Filippo, Fillip, Fyllip, Phil, Philipp, Philippe, Philippos, Philippus, Philips, Phillip, Phillips, Philly, Phyllip, Pilipo, Pip and Pippo.

Philip has 3 more relations via Felipe: Felippe, Flip and Lippo.

Philip has 2 feminine forms: Philippa and Philopena.

Kreatif forms: Philippa, Philipphi, Philipphoe. [more]

pinHow popular is Philip?

Philip is a very prominent first name for men (#95 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#6778 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Philip for boys. Philip reached its apex position of #60 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #389 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Felipe (#713 2 years ago), Filip, Phil and Phillip (#391) are the popular related forms of Philip (#389 2 years ago). These relations of Philip were at the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6378%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.3014%, 52.7% less). Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Philip and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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