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Philip

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307k Phillip (Greek)
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 186 0 186 #81 boy name
1881 156 0 156 #84 boy name
1882 182 0 182 #87 boy name
1883 166 0 166 #84 boy name
1884 161 0 161 #96 boy name
1885 163 0 163 #89 boy name
1886 187 0 187 #87 boy name
1887 161 0 161 #95 boy name
1888 196 0 196 #90 boy name
1889 183 0 183 #95 boy name
1890 192 0 192 #88 boy name
1891 198 0 198 #80 boy name
1892 239 0 239 #83 boy name
1893 208 0 208 #91 boy name
1894 214 0 214 #91 boy name
1895 211 0 211 #90 boy name
1896 224 6 218 #92 boy name
1897 200 0 200 #89 boy name
1898 244 0 244 #86 boy name
1899 223 0 223 #83 boy name
1900 259 0 259 #94 boy name
1901 232 0 232 #84 boy name
1902 226 0 226 #90 boy name
1903 250 0 250 #85 boy name
1904 266 0 266 #85 boy name
1905 234 0 234 #96 boy name
1906 280 0 280 #85 boy name
1907 356 0 356 #76 boy name
1908 319 0 319 #86 boy name
1909 401 6 395 #78 boy name
1910 425 7 418 #83 boy name
1911 612 0 612 #69 boy name
1912 1,237 0 1,237 #69 boy name
1913 1,492 8 1,484 #69 boy name
1914 1,870 0 1,870 #68 boy name
1915 2,337 9 2,328 #69 boy name
1916 2,417 7 2,410 #70 boy name
1917 2,552 8 2,544 #66 boy name
1918 2,746 13 2,733 #71 boy name
1919 2,536 6 2,530 #72 boy name
1920 2,713 13 2,700 #71 boy name
1921 2,713 11 2,702 #72 boy name
1922 2,784 15 2,769 #70 boy name
1923 2,802 17 2,785 #70 boy name
1924 2,932 12 2,920 #71 boy name
1925 2,688 10 2,678 #75 boy name
1926 2,723 19 2,704 #70 boy name
1927 2,705 25 2,680 #74 boy name
1928 2,747 19 2,728 #73 boy name
1929 2,620 17 2,603 #76 boy name
1930 2,672 19 2,653 #75 boy name
1931 2,660 10 2,650 #71 boy name
1932 2,637 15 2,622 #70 boy name
1933 2,541 13 2,528 #70 boy name
1934 2,790 5 2,785 #69 boy name
1935 3,067 5 3,062 #65 boy name
1936 3,049 15 3,034 #63 boy name
1937 3,175 15 3,160 #62 boy name
1938 3,183 10 3,173 #64 boy name
1939 3,185 13 3,172 #66 boy name
1940 3,683 7 3,676 #60 boy name
1941 4,174 9 4,165 #52 boy name
1942 4,612 12 4,600 #54 boy name
1943 4,487 14 4,473 #57 boy name
1944 3,995 0 3,995 #60 boy name
1945 4,121 13 4,108 #58 boy name
1946 5,108 14 5,094 #61 boy name
1947 6,242 9 6,233 #57 boy name
1948 6,175 12 6,163 #54 boy name
1949 6,243 17 6,226 #55 boy name
1950 6,088 12 6,076 #53 boy name
1951 6,106 8 6,098 #55 boy name
1952 6,163 9 6,154 #60 boy name
1953 6,284 9 6,275 #62 boy name
1954 6,282 5 6,277 #62 boy name
1955 6,167 12 6,155 #62 boy name
1956 6,111 0 6,111 #64 boy name
1957 6,024 17 6,007 #68 boy name
1958 5,830 9 5,821 #67 boy name
1959 5,875 18 5,857 #68 boy name
1960 5,524 10 5,514 #76 boy name
1961 5,309 19 5,290 #79 boy name
1962 5,078 10 5,068 #81 boy name
1963 4,776 17 4,759 #83 boy name
1964 4,987 13 4,974 #76 boy name
1965 4,289 10 4,279 #87 boy name
1966 3,970 12 3,958 #86 boy name
1967 3,812 16 3,796 #82 boy name
1968 3,640 20 3,620 #82 boy name
1969 3,557 13 3,544 #86 boy name
1970 3,536 18 3,518 #92 boy name
1971 3,323 16 3,307 #94 boy name
1972 2,785 10 2,775
1973 3,015 15 3,000 #91 boy name
1974 2,992 18 2,974 #86 boy name
1975 3,028 20 3,008 #85 boy name
1976 2,969 20 2,949 #89 boy name
1977 3,108 16 3,092 #90 boy name
1978 3,320 19 3,301 #84 boy name
1979 3,487 22 3,465 #83 boy name
1980 3,582 20 3,562 #82 boy name
1981 3,608 30 3,578 #84 boy name
1982 3,664 24 3,640 #79 boy name
1983 3,503 19 3,484 #82 boy name
1984 3,535 19 3,516 #81 boy name
1985 3,771 36 3,735 #84 boy name
1986 3,683 26 3,657 #86 boy name
1987 3,860 22 3,838 #84 boy name
1988 3,394 21 3,373 #94 boy name
1989 3,335 15 3,320
1990 3,150 10 3,140
1991 2,759 10 2,749
1992 2,439 5 2,434
1993 2,269 0 2,269
1994 1,903 7 1,896
1995 1,757 0 1,757
1996 1,730 5 1,725
1997 1,661 0 1,661
1998 1,498 0 1,498
1999 1,325 0 1,325
2000 1,311 0 1,311
2001 1,221 0 1,221
2002 1,200 0 1,200
2003 1,073 0 1,073
2004 1,017 0 1,017
2005 993 0 993
2006 907 0 907
2007 879 0 879
2008 814 0 814
2009 763 0 763
2010 697 0 697
2011 696 0 696
2012 714 0 714
2013 766 0 766
2014 795 0 795
2015 701 0 701

Want to know about the popularity of the Philip baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 338,575 babies born with the name Philip in the United States. That's more than enough Philips to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 186 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Philip" was in 1954 with a total of 6,277 babies. (That's a lot of baby Philips)

According to the 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Philip" ranks #38 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 49 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1948. Across the entire United States a total of 6,175 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Philip

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Phil"ip
The European hedge sparrow.The house sparrow. Called also phip.

Etymology: So called from their notes

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Englishman and husband of Elizabeth II (born 1921)

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to 2014. Philip was born in 1967 as Philip Hoffman in Fairport, New York, U.S.

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Philip Glass

Philip was born in 1937 as Philip Morris Glass in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas is an actor and musician. Philip was born in 1949 as Philip Michael Thomas in Columbus, Ohio, US.

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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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Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke is an actor, boxer, screenwriter, and music supervisor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to 1994. Mickey was born in 1956 as Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. in Schenectady, New York, US.

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Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins is an actor and composer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1960 to present. Anthony was born in 1937 as Philip Anthony Hopkins in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Philip

Philip Rivers
Philip Morris
Philip Roth
Philip Savopoulos
Philip Carter Winery
Philip K Dick
Philip Zimbardo

Alternative Meanings

P is for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

L is for little, the little things you do.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

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

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Past life for Philip born May 2, 1985

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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