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What does Phillip mean?

Phillip Pronunciation of Phillip 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.



VARIANTS Phyllip, Philippe, Philipp, Fyllip, Fillip, Filip, Filep, Felipe

RELATIONS VIA PHILIP Phil, Philips, Phillips, Philly, Pilipo



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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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phillip name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Philip (#434 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Felipe (#798), Filip (#1926), Phillips, Philippe and Phil are the popular variation forms of Phillip (#410). 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.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philippe, Phillips in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Ghillie, Phelim and Philo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Phillip.

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