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Meaning and name origin

Phillip \ph(il)-lip\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phillip is "horse lover". Phillip is a variant of Philip (Greek); biblical: one of the 12 apostles.

Phillip has 8 variant forms: Felipe, Filep, Filip, Fillip, Fyllip, Philipp, Philippe, Phyllip.


Phillip is a very popular first name for males (#87 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4866 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Phillip for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Phillip and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Felipe, Filip, Philip and Phillip. (2015 statistics).

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

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

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A suggested similar baby name is Phillips. This name tends to be less commonly used than Phillip.


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