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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 18 0 18
1882 13 0 13
1883 23 0 23
1884 19 0 19
1885 14 0 14
1886 18 0 18
1887 16 0 16
1888 17 0 17
1889 19 0 19
1890 21 0 21
1891 16 0 16
1892 20 0 20
1893 15 0 15
1894 19 0 19
1895 15 0 15
1896 17 0 17
1897 23 0 23
1898 19 0 19
1899 14 0 14
1900 22 0 22
1901 21 0 21
1902 23 0 23
1903 20 0 20
1904 21 0 21
1905 21 0 21
1906 18 0 18
1907 23 0 23
1908 26 0 26
1909 23 0 23
1910 32 0 32
1911 29 0 29
1912 62 5 57
1913 73 0 73
1914 101 0 101
1915 120 0 120
1916 108 0 108
1917 133 0 133
1918 155 0 155
1919 130 0 130
1920 130 0 130
1921 157 0 157
1922 136 0 136
1923 163 7 156
1924 161 7 154
1925 140 0 140
1926 161 6 155
1927 174 6 168
1928 158 5 153
1929 157 0 157
1930 185 0 185
1931 207 0 207
1932 217 0 217
1933 210 0 210
1934 271 0 271
1935 264 0 264
1936 285 0 285
1937 290 0 290
1938 310 0 310
1939 332 0 332
1940 354 0 354
1941 392 0 392
1942 404 0 404
1943 421 5 416
1944 407 0 407
1945 392 5 387
1946 543 0 543
1947 660 0 660
1948 574 0 574
1949 443 5 438
1950 360 0 360
1951 290 0 290
1952 261 6 255
1953 258 0 258
1954 242 6 236
1955 295 0 295
1956 334 0 334
1957 495 0 495
1958 585 5 580
1959 676 0 676
1960 632 5 627
1961 631 0 631
1962 614 0 614
1963 474 0 474
1964 479 0 479
1965 359 0 359
1966 271 0 271
1967 210 0 210
1968 192 0 192
1969 195 0 195
1970 156 0 156
1971 145 0 145
1972 120 0 120
1973 80 0 80
1974 62 0 62
1975 69 0 69
1976 77 0 77
1977 64 0 64
1978 54 0 54
1979 61 0 61
1980 48 0 48
1981 68 0 68
1982 56 0 56
1983 44 0 44
1984 35 0 35
1985 30 0 30
1986 43 0 43
1987 39 0 39
1988 46 0 46
1989 47 0 47
1990 39 0 39
1991 47 0 47
1992 35 0 35
1993 32 0 32
1994 39 0 39
1995 22 0 22
1996 35 0 35
1997 24 0 24
1998 24 0 24
1999 18 0 18
2000 24 0 24
2001 19 0 19
2002 21 0 21
2003 16 0 16
2004 18 0 18
2005 25 0 25
2006 18 0 18
2007 20 0 20
2008 23 0 23
2009 14 0 14
2010 8 0 8
2011 8 0 8
2012 17 0 17
2013 16 0 16
2014 12 0 12
2015 17 0 17

Want to know about the popularity of the Phil baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,995 babies born with the name Phil in the United States. That's more than enough Phils to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Phil" was in 1959 with a total of 676 babies.

According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Phil" ranks #104 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 13 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1939. Across the entire United States a total of 332 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Phil" mean? The list below shows the origins of Phil as well as things modernly associated with the name Phil such as celebrities named Phil.

Origin and Meaning of Phil

The name "Phil" is of Greek origin, and it means "Lover of horses". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Phil Collins

Phil Collins is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer specializing in pop rock, soft rock, progressive rock, and jazz fusion music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Phil was born in 1951 as Philip David Charles Collins in Chiswick, Greater London; England.

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Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson is a golfer. Phil was born in 1970 in San Diego, California.

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Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and graphic artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to 1998. Phil was born in 1948 as Philip Edward Hartmann in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

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Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson is a nba biography. Phil was born in 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana.

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Phil Neville

Phil Neville is a football biography. Phil was born in 1977 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue is a talk show hostfilm producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to present. Phil was born in 1935 as Phillip John Donahue in Cleveland, Ohio, US.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Phil

Phil Heath
Phil Ivey
Phil Knight
Phil Lewis
Phil Kessel
Phil Spector

Alternative Meanings

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Your name in reverse order is "Lihp". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Pilh". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Phil born Apr 7, 1969

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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