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Phillip

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How popular is the baby name Phillip in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 75 0 75
1881 84 0 84
1882 103 0 103
1883 92 0 92
1884 89 0 89
1885 87 0 87
1886 94 0 94
1887 80 0 80
1888 116 0 116
1889 78 0 78
1890 80 0 80
1891 74 0 74
1892 104 0 104
1893 81 0 81
1894 110 0 110
1895 90 0 90
1896 89 0 89
1897 82 0 82
1898 86 0 86
1899 88 0 88
1900 127 0 127
1901 78 0 78
1902 87 0 87
1903 92 0 92
1904 127 0 127
1905 127 0 127
1906 122 0 122
1907 124 0 124
1908 131 0 131
1909 146 0 146
1910 167 0 167
1911 212 0 212
1912 306 0 306
1913 369 0 369
1914 537 0 537
1915 628 0 628
1916 723 0 723
1917 723 0 723
1918 734 5 729
1919 747 6 741
1920 840 0 840
1921 921 6 915
1922 924 5 919
1923 851 6 845
1924 905 6 899
1925 955 12 943
1926 1,030 9 1,021
1927 1,056 16 1,040
1928 1,075 0 1,075
1929 1,038 10 1,028
1930 1,183 9 1,174
1931 1,187 10 1,177
1932 1,326 13 1,313
1933 1,334 6 1,328
1934 1,576 0 1,576
1935 1,789 7 1,782
1936 1,845 0 1,845
1937 2,011 7 2,004 #98 boy name
1938 2,164 9 2,155 #95 boy name
1939 2,181 7 2,174 #92 boy name
1940 2,625 0 2,625 #79 boy name
1941 2,880 8 2,872 #77 boy name
1942 3,389 13 3,376 #77 boy name
1943 3,258 8 3,250 #81 boy name
1944 3,009 8 3,001 #83 boy name
1945 3,081 0 3,081 #85 boy name
1946 3,790 13 3,777 #83 boy name
1947 4,799 11 4,788 #74 boy name
1948 5,030 8 5,022 #69 boy name
1949 5,220 17 5,203 #66 boy name
1950 5,080 24 5,056 #64 boy name
1951 4,920 14 4,906 #79 boy name
1952 5,010 11 4,999 #74 boy name
1953 5,108 10 5,098 #76 boy name
1954 5,165 16 5,149 #75 boy name
1955 5,416 16 5,400 #74 boy name
1956 5,439 24 5,415 #76 boy name
1957 5,573 27 5,546 #79 boy name
1958 5,299 21 5,278 #81 boy name
1959 5,609 24 5,585 #74 boy name
1960 6,072 29 6,043 #66 boy name
1961 5,995 22 5,973 #69 boy name
1962 5,916 28 5,888 #68 boy name
1963 5,680 30 5,650 #70 boy name
1964 5,519 18 5,501 #67 boy name
1965 4,913 16 4,897 #70 boy name
1966 4,435 29 4,406 #71 boy name
1967 4,075 22 4,053 #73 boy name
1968 4,006 18 3,988 #71 boy name
1969 4,033 24 4,009 #74 boy name
1970 4,318 36 4,282 #73 boy name
1971 3,876 26 3,850 #76 boy name
1972 3,555 22 3,533 #77 boy name
1973 3,885 25 3,860 #71 boy name
1974 3,964 29 3,935 #70 boy name
1975 3,877 25 3,852 #72 boy name
1976 3,815 25 3,790 #69 boy name
1977 3,989 24 3,965 #70 boy name
1978 4,400 37 4,363 #67 boy name
1979 4,457 32 4,425 #68 boy name
1980 4,673 36 4,637 #65 boy name
1981 4,575 34 4,541 #65 boy name
1982 4,551 32 4,519 #67 boy name
1983 4,501 37 4,464 #66 boy name
1984 4,259 29 4,230 #70 boy name
1985 4,530 39 4,491 #69 boy name
1986 4,739 33 4,706 #70 boy name
1987 4,837 27 4,810 #68 boy name
1988 4,602 26 4,576 #71 boy name
1989 4,745 26 4,719 #75 boy name
1990 4,466 13 4,453 #81 boy name
1991 3,855 7 3,848 #98 boy name
1992 3,382 8 3,374
1993 3,012 10 3,002
1994 2,682 7 2,675
1995 2,517 5 2,512
1996 2,317 8 2,309
1997 2,091 6 2,085
1998 1,887 0 1,887
1999 1,817 0 1,817
2000 1,774 0 1,774
2001 1,715 5 1,710
2002 1,550 0 1,550
2003 1,454 0 1,454
2004 1,323 0 1,323
2005 1,238 5 1,233
2006 1,219 0 1,219
2007 1,175 0 1,175
2008 1,097 0 1,097
2009 926 0 926
2010 862 0 862
2011 775 0 775
2012 881 0 881
2013 863 0 863
2014 792 0 792
2015 755 0 755

Want to know about the popularity of the Phillip baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 307,197 babies born with the name Phillip in the United States. That's more than enough Phillips to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 75 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Phillip" was in 1960 with a total of 6,043 babies. (That's a lot of baby Phillips)

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Phillip" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 264 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 3,964 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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Where is the name Phillip popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Phillip

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

Phillip Buchanon

Phillip Buchanon is a NFL player. Phillip was born in 1980 in Streator, Illinois.

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CM Punk

CM Punk is a professional wrestler. CM was born in 1978 as Phillip Jack Brooks in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield is a broadcaster with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Phillip was born in 1962 as Philip Bryan Schofield in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

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Brad Bird

Brad Bird is a film director, screenwriter, animator, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Brad was born in 1957 as Phillip Bradley Bird in Kalispell, Montana, U.S.

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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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Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr is an actor and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Phil was born in 1967 as Phillip LaMarr in Los Angeles, California,U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Phillip

Phillip Dorsett
Phillip Phillips
Phillip Alford
Phillip Lim
Phillip Sims

Alternative Meanings

P is for playful, the fun side of you.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

I is for ideals, no higher!

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for interest, you show in others.

P is for passion, your fire!

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

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Past life for Phillip born Feb 21, 1972

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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 Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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