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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A patronymic surname​ derived from Philip.
  2. A Phillips screwdriver.

Notable Persons Named Phillips

Phillips Brooks was a christian bishop. Phillips was born on December 13th, 1835. He passed away on January 23rd, 1893.

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Phillips Idowu is an athlete. Phillips was born on December 30th, 1978.

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Phillips Holmes was an actor. Phillips was born on July 22nd, 1907 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. He passed away on August 12th, 1942.

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Phillips was born on September 29th, 1893. He died on June 9th, 1974.

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Phillips Smalley was an actor/director. He was most active from 1910 to 1939. Phillips was born on August 7th, 1865 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He died on May 2nd, 1939.

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Phillips Lee Goldsborough was a Governor of Maryland, from Maryland, United States Senator, fromMaryland, and United States Senate. Phillips was born on August 6th, 1865 in Princess Anne, Maryland. He passed away on October 22nd, 1946.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Phillips

Bijou Phillips is an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1996 to present. Bijou was given the name Bijou Lilly Phillips on April 1st, 1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

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Michelle Phillips is a folk music and pop music singing, songwriter, and actor. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1965 to present. Michelle was given the name Holly Michelle Gilliam on June 4th, 1944 in Long Beach, California, U.S.

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Lou Diamond Phillips is an actor, film director, and television director. He has been prominent since 1984. Lou was given the name Lou Diamond Upchurch on February 17th, 1962 in U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay.

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John Phillips was a folk, pop, and folk music musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1960 to 2001. John was given the name John Edmund Andrew Phillips on August 30th, 1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina, U.S. John is also known as Papa John, Johnny Phillips, Phillips, and JP. He breathed his last breath on March 18th, 2001.

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Mackenzie Phillips is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. She was most active from 1973 to 1973. Mackenzie was given the name Laura Mackenzie Phillips by her parent John Phillips (musician) on November 10th, 1959 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. Mackenzie is also known as Mackinzie Phillips.

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Chynna Phillips is a singer and actress. She was most active from 1975 to present. Chynna was given the name Chynna Gilliam Phillips by her parents John Phillips (musician) and Michelle Phillips on February 12th, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 5 0 5
1909 8 0 8
1912 7 0 7
1913 7 0 7
1914 12 0 12
1915 13 0 13
1916 16 0 16
1917 18 0 18
1918 18 0 18
1919 21 0 21
1920 12 0 12
1921 14 0 14
1922 16 0 16
1923 22 0 22
1924 23 0 23
1925 17 0 17
1926 15 0 15
1927 17 0 17
1928 21 0 21
1929 16 0 16
1930 23 0 23
1931 19 0 19
1932 19 0 19
1933 14 0 14
1934 21 0 21
1935 14 0 14
1936 16 0 16
1937 20 0 20
1938 17 0 17
1939 13 0 13
1940 16 0 16
1941 23 0 23
1942 7 0 7
1943 16 0 16
1944 14 0 14
1945 18 0 18
1946 18 0 18
1947 15 0 15
1948 17 0 17
1949 32 0 32
1950 19 0 19
1951 17 0 17
1952 15 0 15
1953 15 0 15
1954 13 0 13
1955 19 0 19
1956 20 0 20
1957 15 0 15
1958 10 0 10
1959 15 0 15
1960 15 0 15
1961 18 0 18
1962 13 0 13
1963 14 0 14
1964 19 0 19
1965 9 0 9
1966 11 0 11
1967 8 0 8
1968 9 0 9
1969 10 0 10
1970 12 0 12
1971 7 0 7
1972 10 0 10
1973 11 0 11
1974 6 0 6
1975 7 0 7
1976 7 0 7
1977 14 0 14
1978 15 0 15
1980 7 0 7
1981 10 0 10
1982 14 0 14
1983 16 0 16
1984 9 0 9
1985 17 0 17
1986 13 0 13
1987 12 0 12
1988 11 0 11
1989 15 0 15
1990 18 0 18
1991 16 0 16
1992 10 0 10
1993 13 0 13
1994 8 0 8
1995 7 0 7
1996 9 0 9
1997 10 0 10
1998 8 0 8
1999 6 0 6
2000 7 0 7
2001 12 0 12
2002 5 0 5
2003 14 0 14
2005 5 0 5
2010 5 0 5
2015 5 0 5

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Popularity of Phillips as a last name

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Common last names for Phillips

  • Brooks
  • Hall
  • Smith
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Phillips U.S.
  White 76.69% 64.26%
  African American 17.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Phillips

People with the last name Phillips are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Phillips

  • How Popular is the name Phillips? Phillips is the 8,934th most popular name of all time. As a last name Phillips was the 52nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Phillips have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,305 babies born with the first name Phillips in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phillips to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phillips? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Phillips first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phillips is Saturday, December 28th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Phillips born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phillips was in 1949 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Phillips Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phillips is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Phillips: Your name in reverse order is Spillihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lhpplisi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Phillips? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 360,802 people with the last name Phillips.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phillips? Phillips was ranked as the 52nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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