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Traits associated with the name Philip:

Dogs named Philip tend to be loving, and affectionate. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Philip?

Naming your dog Philip may suggest that you are a fan of classic names, or that you have a fondness for the name Philip. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the Greek philosopher, Philip of Macedon.

Is Philip a good dog name?

Philip has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Philip isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Philip is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Philip was, in the past month, the 3251st most viewed dog name on

As of February 2024, Philip is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Philip was viewed 50 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Philip's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

As you can see, this name is not particularly common across the United States.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Philip.

Most popular breeds named Philip:

  1. Poodle
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Shetland Sheepdog
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Rottweiler

Philip is found in these categories:

french dog names

Common in French royalty, notably King Louis XVI's brother.

posh dog names

Royalty often favors this moniker, lending it an aristocratic air.

Dog names like Philip:

Lucky, fortunate
a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)
Pierce Valley
Philip dog name meaning

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