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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Horse Lover

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Philip

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Philip in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Philip:

  • Records indicate that 334,796 boys in the United States have been named Philip since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1954, when 6,275 people in the U.S. were given the name Philip. Those people are now 66 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Philip

    83% Approval Rating
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      10 Positive Comments

  • "My little love was born on May 9th 2020 and we named him Philip Grizzly. 💙we are hoping he loves his name as he gorws older." May. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Dad and I are both named Philip but we have different middle names. As others have said, it gets misspelled a lot and I have to tell people 1 L all the time." Apr. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I HAVE THE NAME PHILLIP I LIKE TO PHILLIP MY CUP TO AND PHIL UP MY BELLY but actually my real name is phillip lo" Sep. 26, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Philippe cause I'm a frenchman. Someones write it philipe (Like actor G?rard philipe) or phillipe. It's not unfashioned although not so given as in 50th" Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Philip it is an old family name and I named my son Philip.It can be a pain telling people Philip is is one l not two. I go by Phil most of the time." Mar. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my name is Philip, and I love the name. The only downside is that it always ends up spelled with 2 Ls. Catch ya later!" Dec. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Philip (one L) and I like the name. It's not too common but it is well known. But why is it always a Philip who is the dufus on any TV show?" May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "way my boyfriends nae is philip and it suits em!!!" Sep. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Philip. Philip Bruce actually. I love my name. My father was Philip Lawrence, and his father was Robert Bruce. My father had a brother named Robert, so I got Bruce. Being 35 now, Philip Bruce is very honorable, traditional and a very admirable name. As a young child, I took the nickname Buddy to keep from becoming, 'lil phil' or 'brucie'. I am soon to be a father (sex undetermined as of 8.24.6), plan to name my male child Joshua Philip, for several reasons. 1. To honor my father. 2. The meaning of Joshua, God is my salvation, means everything to me and my wife, life. 3. My father would like it and approve, and many other reasons. Thanks for reading this far if you made it." Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "A good name, not common and not weird like Hepzibah or something. But it gets spelt 'Phillip' alot with an extra 'L'." Dec. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I am called Philip and people call me "Pissup" also my wife/yesoca calls me Phil are you gonna pop? p.s im a girl yesoca" Mar. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always hated the name "Philip" no matter if it's spelled with one or two 'l' and I still don't like it. 'Phil' on it's own wouldn't be quite so bad, though." Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name!! I'm a Confirmed Catholic that Practices Abstinence!! My name is Philip James Anthony Thomas, and I also spell it with one l, I also feel at least,(Respected), as well!! Thank you!!" Mar. 29, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think philippe -as I spell it: 1 l "L", 2 :P,s; is a majestic and a royal name as in philippe of macedonia, and philippe II of France...and it has served me weii jor 80 yrs." Mar. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is filip spelled with f insted of ph and every time someone spells me name they do it like this "Phillipe" and it's the most enoying thing ever. but's cool" Sep. 17, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is name is Philip and his aunt jokingly calls him Phyllis. I call him Philly as a nickname, although he doesn?t care for it." Aug. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a classical, robust, very masculine and historical name no matter in what language is spelled . Anywhere in the World the Phillip would go his name would be ease assimilated ." May. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Filip, and I can't stand the North American culture that automatically assumes that it should be spelled with a "Ph"." Sep. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Philip, you can call me Phil and i like the name but, like everyone else has said, is that people always spell my name with two 'L's which it isn't. It annoys me :(" Feb. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I quite like it. It's not really age specific and it can easily be shortened. The only drawback is that I often get it spelled with an extra "L" in the middle. I believe it's of Greek origin and means "lover of horses"" Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Philip, and i like the name. My only problem is that everyone automatically assumes my name is spelled "Phillip" which annoys me." Sep. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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