Philip

Philip - A very unique male name



  Dec 08,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Philip, meaning lover of horses, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #85. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Philip and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Philip? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Philip. The baby boy name Philip was given to 669 baby boys in 2012, ranking #410 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,453 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Philip peaked in popularity 78 years ago in 1941 on position 52.



Famous with this name

Mario Philip Azzopardi
Philip Levens
Philip Boyd


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Philip is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Philip is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #224 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #629.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Philip is where you live.


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Philip origin and meaning

Philip is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lover of horses. To see famous people named Philip, pop culture references for the name Philip and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Philip

We've found the following names that sound similar to Philip, sorted by popularity.

Phillip / Philippe / Phillipe / Philipp / Philipe /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012410
2011407
2010407
2009391
2008377
2007363
2006342
2005324
2004307
2003292
2002263
2001269
2000257
1999240
1998215
1997195
1996185
1995179
1994168
1993147
1992138
1991120
1990111
1989101
198894
198784
198686
198584
198481
198382
198279
198184
198082
197983
197884
197790
197689
197585
197486
197391
1972104
197193
197092
196987
196882
196782
196686
196587
196476
196383
196281
196179
196076
195968
195867
195768
195663
195562
195462
195362
195260
195155
195053
194955
194854
194758
194661
194558
194460
194357
194254
194152
194060
193966
193864
193761
193663
193564
193469
193371
193270
193171
193075
192976
192873
192774
192670
192575
192471
192370
192270
192172
192071
191971
191870
191766
191668
191568
191467
191369
191269
191172
191085

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia224
New Jersey234
Pennsylvania252
Connecticut255
Massachusetts255
New York292
Maryland317
Illinois318
Louisiana343
Missouri350
Virginia360
Minnesota369
Ohio373
Washington396
Kansas413
North Carolina420
Wisconsin422
Florida426
Colorado427
California429
Indiana454
Tennessee455
Texas467
Arizona495
Oregon496
Michigan504
South Carolina534
Oklahoma539
Georgia605
Kentucky626
Utah629

Even more about Philip


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Philip a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Philip?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1941
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Philip
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,453
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +669

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