Gender: Male Origin of Bishop: English occupational name

Bishop Origin and Meaning

The name Bishop is a boy's name of English origin.

Reese Witherspoon's Deacon has opened this churchy direction for occupational names. It reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015.

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HalloweenGirl04 Says:


I love the name Bishop. I am a huge chess player and always wanted to go for a hobby related name. I missed out though because I now have a nephew named Bishop Edward. My brother in law loves chess too. Haha

ToryG Says:


Bishop is my son's name. Both of us get compliments on his name due to the fact it is/was unique. He loves the fact he's the only one with his name and knows when someone is calling for him specifically, lol, unlike the more popular names where there might be several children with the same name. Over the years I've seen and heard of it used more but it wasn't used widely when i named him 11 years ago.

Zelliew Says:


Bishop is a bit much for a boy to be saddled with

Elena_Allyn Says:


This name sounds feminine to me. I'm not sure why.

Guest Says:


Very strong in the middle, but not as a first name.