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  1. Phillipnoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

  2. Phillipnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: A less common spelling of Philip.


  1. Phillip

    Philip, also Phillip, is a male given name, derived from the Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos, lit. "horse-loving" or "fond of horses"), from a compound of φίλος (philos, "dear", "loved", "loving") and ἵππος (hippos, "horse"). Prominent Philips who popularized the name include kings of Macedonia and one of the apostles of early Christianity. Philip has many alternative spellings. One derivation often used as a surname is Phillips. It was also found during ancient Greek times with two Ps as Philippides and Philippos. It has many diminutive (or even hypocoristic) forms including Phil, Philly, Lip, Pip, Pep or Peps. There are also feminine forms such as Philippine and Philippa.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Phillip is ranked #5108 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Phillip surname appeared 6,857 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Phillip.

    55.8% or 3,826 total occurrences were Black.
    27.5% or 1,886 total occurrences were White.
    5.9% or 409 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.6% or 247 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.6% or 247 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.5% or 242 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phillip in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phillip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Phillip in a Sentence

  1. Phillip Rolen:

    I ’m patriotic, military tradition is rich in Phillip Rolen family. I reached out to the school to get their side of the story, but no one returned my telephone calls. In a statement to the NBC television affiliate in Dallas the school district defended itself against accusations they were being unpatriotic.

  2. Phillip Rolen:

    Phillip Rolen have a sense of pride in the military. i told the school that we’re going to fight this.

  3. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters:

    When Phillip Kidd were specifically asked about what Phillip Kidd saw and heard, Phillip Kidd statements matched Tensing's body camera video.

  4. Phillip McCain:

    I'm Phillip McCain and I believe in America first, and that's something that people don't want to hear these days. When people speak the truth, they don't want to hear it these days, and now I've found myself in a s --- storm, so to speak.

  5. Superintendent Debby Sanders:

    Aubrey ISD has a student dress code to follow, just as Phillip Rolen military personnel are expected to wear uniforms, the dress code, which has been in place for over a decade, instills pride, discipline and levels the playing field for students to allow them to focus on learning.

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