US Popularity:1014
Meaning:Horse lover
The name’s meaning is “horse lover,” which might draw in equine-appreciative parents looking for a name to “saddle” their son with. His many notable namesakes include one of Jesus’s Twelve Apostles, a championship golfer (Mickelson), and a widely read novelist (Roth). Philip had a long run as a popular name, starting in the 19th century until just before the end of the 20th century. Why not bring this royal-approved name back to the track now, either to honor a loved one or give it a whole new lease on life?

Famous People Named Philip

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Philip Lawrence
  • Philip Rivers
    Football Player
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Philip is currently #2061 on The Bump
Boy:Philip is currently #619 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Philip is currently #1014 in U.S. births
Boy:Philip is currently #344 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 98
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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