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Boy Names Starting with Ph-

Ph- baby names and what they mean, with 18 results. Ph- names are used more often as feminine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.6%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.1%, 76.6% less), with names like Phillip going out of style. Phoenix (#307) is the most chic boy name here, while Phon (top 44%) and Phang (21%) are popular Ph- last names. Here is the list of Ph- names for girls.

Ph- names

Pharamond - Phyfe

Pharamond, Pharamund
Var. of Faramond. Based on Old English word. "Traveler's protection." Parmund and Peakramund are creative forms.

Phauns, Phons, Phonz
Forms of Alphonse. Based on Old German. "Ready for battle." Phong is a marginally favored kid's name.

Phelan1, var. Phelim1
Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Like a wolf." Phelan (top 2%), like Pullan (top 34%), Pabalan (49%), is a common -lan suffix last name.

Phelan2
Var. of Faolan. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Wolf." Rare, with the androgynous-sounding -an ending for Phelan, like Phinian.

Phelim2
Form of Felim. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Ever good." Rare. Phelim is not found in the US Census.

Phelps
Derivative of Old English language. "Son of Philip." Compare surnames Phelts (upper 85%), Pheips (94%). See also Philips.

Philander
Stems fr. Greek word. "Loving mankind." A rare children's name.

Filbert and variantsPhilbert1, Philibert1, Phillbert1
Var. of Filbert. Derived fr. Old German. "Very bright." Philibert and Phillbert are more rarefied as boys' names among the forms of Filbert.

Philbert2, Philibert2, Phillbert2
Forms of Fulbright. From Old German. "Very bright." Philbert, Philibert and Phillbert are barely found as men's names.

Philemon
Root fr. Greek. "Loving." Outside Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ph- names: Phil, Philbert, Philip, Philippe, Phillip

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ph- names: Phillips, Philo, Phineas, Phoenix

Philip and variantsPhilip, var. Phil, Philipp, Philippe, Philippos, Philips1, Philippus, Phillip, Phillips, Philly, Phyllip
Derived fr. Greek. "Horse lover." Phillips and forms were favored by parents during 1940-1949 and have become less widespread, with Phillip becoming less trendy.

PhiloPhilo
Derivative of Greek language. "Love." Somewhat unfamiliar as a baby name, Philo occurs more frequently as a last name. See also Thilo.

Phinean, Phinian
Forms of Finnian. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "White, fair." Not in Top 2000.

Phineas and variantsPhineas, var. Phinehas
Possibly from the Hebrew name Pinchas .. Unconventional, with usage of 0.005% for Phineas and Phinehas as children's names in 2015, lower than 0.006% a year ago.

Phipps, var. Philips2, Philipson, Phips
Source fr. Old English. "Son of Philip." Outside Top 2000.

Phoebus, var. Phoibos
Based on Greek language. "Bright, radiant." Not Top 2000 names.

Phoenix and variantsPhoenix, var. Phenix
Source fr. Greek language. "Dark red." Phoenix (upper 7%) and Phenix (17%) occur commonly as last names.

Phyfe
Var. of Fyfe. Source fr. Scottish, Gaelic languages. .. Fifeshire is an area of Scotland. Outside Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ph- names for boys.

1. Pharamond - Phyfe
Faramond [Pharamond, Pharamund], Alphonse [Phonz, Phons, Phauns], Phelan [Phelim], Faolan [Phelan], Felim [Phelim], Phelps, Philander, Filbert [Philbert, Philibert, Phillbert], Fulbright [Philbert, Philibert, Phillbert], Philemon, Philip [Philly, Philips, Phyllip, Phillip, Phillips, Philippe, Philippus, Philippos, ..], Philo, Finnian [Phinean, Phinian], Phineas [Phinehas], Phipps [Phips, Philips, Philipson], Phoebus [Phoibos], Phoenix [Phenix], Fyfe [Phyfe]

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