What does Phillip mean?
Associated with: greek.
(male) Philpa, Vallip, ..
(female) Philla, Philli, .. Middle name pairings:
Phillip Meyer (P.M.), ..
How 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 history of Phillip for boys. Phillip reached its highest rank of #68 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #410 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the history of Phillip and affiliated names. Philip (#434 the previous year), Felipe (#798), Filip (#1926), Phillips, Philippe and Phil are the popular variation forms of Phillip (#410 the previous year). Other forms, like Philips, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Phillip was widespread among parents 8 decades ago (median #944) and is now significantly lower (#1366, ▼84.5%), with forms like Philip falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Ghillie, Phelim and Philo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Phillip.See names in meaning and etymology.