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pinWhat does Phillip mean?

Phillip /phil-lip/ 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 5 more relations via Philip: Phil, Philips, Phillips, Philly and Pilipo.

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 history 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 Birth Names, 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 history 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). Other forms, like Pilipo, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Phillip was widespread among parents during the years 1940-1949 (median #362) and is now significantly lower (#698, 52.7%), with the forms Felipe, Phillip, Phil and Philip becoming less fashionable.

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

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Ghillie, Phelim and Philo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Phillip.