Phillip

Phillip - A very unique male name



  Sep 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Phillip, meaning lover of horses, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #177. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Phillip and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Phillip? 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 Phillip. The baby boy name Phillip was given to 839 baby boys in 2012, ranking #350 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,956 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Phillip peaked in popularity 67 years ago in 1950 on position 64.



Famous with this name

Phillip Stamp
Phillip Caires
Phillip Noyce


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Phillip is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Phillip is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #179 - and is the least popular in Massachusetts at position #639.

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 Phillip is where you live.


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Phillip origin and meaning

Phillip is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lover of horses. To see famous people named Phillip, pop culture references for the name Phillip and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Phillip

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

Philip / 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
2012350
2011379
2010356
2009339
2008304
2007291
2006283
2005270
2004249
2003233
2002226
2001209
2000201
1999188
1998176
1997166
1996150
1995138
1994131
1993117
1992107
199198
199081
198975
198871
198768
198670
198569
198470
198366
198267
198166
198065
197968
197867
197770
197669
197572
197470
197371
197278
197176
197074
196974
196874
196773
196671
196570
196467
196370
196268
196169
196066
195974
195881
195779
195676
195574
195475
195376
195275
195179
195064
194966
194869
194774
194683
194585
194483
194381
194277
194177
194079
193992
193895
193798
1936101
1935106
1934112
1933125
1932128
1931140
1930145
1929151
1928149
1927152
1926153
1925160
1924166
1923170
1922165
1921161
1920164
1919176
1918181
1917172
1916171
1915176
1914167
1913183
1912189
1911167
1910177

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska179
South Carolina217
Louisiana222
Kentucky229
Alabama230
Hawaii236
Tennessee264
North Carolina272
Arkansas279
Georgia285
Mississippi285
Indiana292
West Virginia292
Ohio306
Missouri307
Virginia311
New Mexico312
Connecticut318
Washington330
Oregon336
Pennsylvania349
Kansas357
New York367
California367
Illinois372
Texas376
Colorado385
Minnesota387
Arizona397
Michigan402
Maryland406
Florida408
Nevada445
Wisconsin447
New Jersey474
Utah559
Massachusetts639

Even more about Phillip


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 Phillip 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 Phillip?

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
1950
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Phillip
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,956
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +839

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