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Philip Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Philip?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Philip, ranked the 439th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Philip has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #52 in 1941.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1953 with 6,280 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Philip in any given year was 156 in 1881.

Philip, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1889-1892, 1904-1907, 1908-1918, 1932-1935, 1937-1942, and 1943-1947, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1969-1972, 1987-1999, and 2000-2004.

Philip's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Philip has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Philip?

Philip's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Philip still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Philip has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Philip (Girl)Philip (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 683 439
2017 < 5 -- 728 426
2016 < 5 -- 712 434
2015 < 5 -- 706 433
2014 < 5 -- 797 389
2013 < 5 -- 767 387
2012 < 5 -- 715 408
2011 < 5 -- 696 406
2010 < 5 -- 698 404
2009 < 5 -- 765 394
2008 < 5 -- 815 377
2007 < 5 -- 881 358
2006 < 5 -- 908 341
2005 < 5 -- 993 325
2004 < 5 -- 1,018 307
2003 < 5 -- 1,073 289
2002 < 5 -- 1,201 263
2001 < 5 -- 1,221 268
2000 < 5 -- 1,312 255
1999 < 5 -- 1,326 240
1998 < 5 -- 1,498 214
1997 < 5 -- 1,661 195
1996 5 15,224 1,725 185
1995 < 5 -- 1,757 180
1994 7 11,434 1,896 168
1993 < 5 -- 2,270 147
1992 5 14,898 2,434 138
1991 10 8,420 2,748 120
1990 10 8,336 3,141 111
1989 15 5,763 3,322 101
1988 21 4,271 3,373 94
1987 22 3,946 3,838 84
1986 25 3,521 3,662 86
1985 36 2,686 3,734 84
1984 19 4,119 3,524 81
1983 19 4,066 3,486 82
1982 25 3,390 3,641 79
1981 30 2,967 3,580 84
1980 20 3,953 3,562 82
1979 22 3,632 3,463 83
1978 19 3,877 3,303 84
1977 16 4,367 3,092 90
1976 20 3,495 2,947 89
1975 20 3,483 3,007 85
1974 18 3,653 2,975 86
1973 15 4,111 2,998 91
1972 10 5,350 2,776 104
1971 16 3,895 3,304 94
1970 18 3,540 3,518 92
1969 13 4,113 3,544 86
1968 20 2,942 3,620 82
1967 16 3,294 3,789 82
1966 12 3,891 3,955 86
1965 10 4,433 4,278 87
1964 13 3,834 4,974 76
1963 17 3,152 4,755 83
1962 10 4,466 5,070 81
1961 19 2,924 5,284 79
1960 10 4,382 5,512 76
1959 18 2,841 5,851 68
1958 10 4,122 5,826 67
1957 16 3,003 6,013 68
1956 < 5 -- 6,104 64
1955 12 3,530 6,163 62
1954 5 6,402 6,279 62
1953 9 4,158 6,280 61
1952 9 4,042 6,152 60
1951 8 4,291 6,094 55
1950 12 3,189 6,072 53
1949 17 2,492 6,224 55
1948 12 3,094 6,161 54
1947 9 3,940 6,237 57
1946 14 2,712 5,093 61
1945 13 2,569 4,108 58
1944 < 5 -- 3,994 60
1943 14 2,531 4,473 57
1942 12 2,770 4,600 54
1941 9 3,193 4,165 52
1940 7 3,772 3,674 60
1939 13 2,379 3,173 66
1938 10 2,889 3,172 64
1937 15 2,169 3,162 62
1936 15 2,128 3,033 63
1935 5 4,760 3,062 65
1934 5 4,821 2,785 69
1933 13 2,374 2,529 70
1932 15 2,216 2,624 70
1931 10 2,934 2,649 71
1930 19 1,920 2,654 75
1929 17 2,084 2,606 76
1928 19 2,008 2,725 73
1927 25 1,714 2,680 75
1926 19 2,059 2,706 70
1925 10 3,308 2,677 75
1924 12 2,938 2,921 71
1923 17 2,245 2,783 70
1922 15 2,458 2,769 70
1921 11 3,113 2,702 72
1920 13 2,700 2,700 71
1919 6 4,695 2,530 72
1918 13 2,642 2,733 71
1917 8 3,636 2,544 66
1916 7 3,849 2,410 70
1915 9 3,082 2,328 69
1914 < 5 -- 1,870 68
1913 8 2,498 1,484 69
1912 < 5 -- 1,237 69
1911 < 5 -- 612 69
1910 7 2,097 418 83
1909 6 2,169 395 78
1908 < 5 -- 319 86
1907 < 5 -- 356 76
1906 < 5 -- 280 85
1905 < 5 -- 234 96
1904 < 5 -- 266 86
1903 < 5 -- 250 85
1902 < 5 -- 226 90
1901 < 5 -- 232 84
1900 < 5 -- 259 94
1899 < 5 -- 223 84
1898 < 5 -- 244 86
1897 < 5 -- 200 89
1896 6 1,548 218 92
1895 < 5 -- 211 92
1894 < 5 -- 214 91
1893 < 5 -- 208 91
1892 < 5 -- 239 82
1891 < 5 -- 198 80
1890 < 5 -- 192 88
1889 < 5 -- 183 95
1888 < 5 -- 196 91
1887 < 5 -- 161 95
1886 < 5 -- 187 87
1885 < 5 -- 163 89
1884 < 5 -- 161 96
1883 < 5 -- 166 85
1882 < 5 -- 182 87
1881 < 5 -- 156 83
1880 < 5 -- 186 81

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.