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What does Philips mean?

Philips Pronunciation of Philips [philips] as a boys' name is a Greek and Old English name, and Philips means "horse lover; son of Philip". Philips is an alternate spelling of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles. Philips is also a form of Phipps (Old English).

Associated with: greek, old english.


Philips has 1 variant: Phillips.

12 more relations via Philip, Phipps: Filip, Phil, Philipp, Philippe, Philippos, Philippus, Philipson, Phillip, Philly, Phips, Phyllip and Pilipo.

Creative forms:
(male) Pellips, Phinios, ..

(female) Phisis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Philips Bentley (P.B.), ..

How popular is Philips?

Philips is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4796 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Phillip (#410 from current records), Philip (#434), Filip (#1926), Phillips, Philippe and Phil are the prominent alternative forms of Philips (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Philly, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Philips was widespread 8 decades ago (usage of 0.61%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.08%, 86.8% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Filip, Phil, Philip, Philippe, Phillip, Phillips in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Phelim, Phelps, Philo, Phineas and Phinian. Like Philips, these names are not commonly used.

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