Think Baby Names - logo
Home > Phillip

Phillip meaning, boyPhillip

Save Phillip to list (0)

pinWhat does Phillip mean?

Phillip /phil-lip/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and Phillip means "horse lover". Phillip is a version of Philip (Greek). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles. Phillipp is a conventional last name.


Phillip has 8 variants: Felipe, Filep, Filip, Fillip, Fyllip, Philipp, Philippe and Phyllip.

Phillip has 11 more relations via Philip: Felipo, Filippo, Phil, Philippos, Philippus, Philips, Phillips, Philly, Pilipo, Pip and Pippo.

Kreatif forms: Philci, Phillipci, Philpe. [more]

pinHow popular is Phillip?

Phillip is a very prominent first name for males (#87 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#5351 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Phillip for boys. Phillip reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #391 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Phillip and affiliated names. Philip (#389 the previous year), Felipe (#713), Phil and Filip are the popular variation forms of Phillip (#391 the previous year). Forms like Phyllip are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6378%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3014%, 52.7%), with the forms Felipe, Phillip, Phil and Philip becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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