Phil - Meaning of Phil
[ 1 syll. (p)hil, ph-il ] The baby boy name Phil is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is FIHL †. Phil is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old Greek origins. Phil is a short form of the name Philip (English).
Phil is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1947, 0.035% of baby boys were given the name Phil. It ranked at #262 then. The baby name has since suffered a substantial fall in popularity, and is now of irregular use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Phil, Philip was the most commonly used. Phil has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Phil include Phele, Faisl (English), Fayl, Feel (Dutch), Fel, Fell (English), Felle, Fil (Polish), Flo (English), Full, Velle (English), Philly (English), Philo (English and German), Phylo, Faleh, Falih, Fallo, Fallow, Fallowe, and Fayvel (Yiddish).
† Pronunciation for Phil: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Phil:
Business Personality Phil Knight, born 24 February 1938, Portland, Oregon.
Comedian Phil Hartman, born 24 September 1948 - 28 May 1998, Ontario, Canada.
Golfer Phil Mickelson, born 16 June 1970, San Diego, California.
Holiday Figure Punxsutawny Phil, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Psychologist Phil McGraw, born 1 September 1950, Vinita, Oklahoma.