Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Lover Of Horses
Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Phillip Girl)

In 2017 the name Phillip...

• was given to 725 baby boys
• was the 424th most popular name for baby boys
• was 38% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi
• was least popular in Rhode Island, Alaska, and Vermont
• was about as popular as Philip and Esteban
Babies Named Phillip Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Phillip...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1962
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2016
• is 84% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 71% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Michael, Rudy, Curtis, Antoinette, Jannette, Leslee
• has the most opposite popularity history to Kyler, Kameron, Logan, Olivia, Jordyn, Ansley
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Phillip Per State
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Geographically the name Phillip...

• 11% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Caiden, Zaiden, Malik, Carmen, Zariah, Kelsey
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Liam, Logan, Jack, Olivia, Emma, Amelia
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Phillip by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Phillip are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Phillip will be the only kid named Phillip in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Phillip compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Phillip rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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