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Gender: Male Origin of Bishop: English occupational name Bishop's Popularity in 2017: #988

The name Bishop is a boy's name of English origin. Bishop is ranked #988 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Spiritual Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (43 - with occupations)".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Bishop

Eric Marlon Bishop, birth name of American actor Jamie Foxx
J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Joey Bishop, American comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Bishop

Bishop, android in the Aliens films
Bishop, mutant in X-Men comics
Bishop, character in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series
Bishop, character in the computer game Neverwinter Nights 2
Bishop, character in the film Juice
Bishop, character in computer game Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds
Bishop, Fangire in the 2008 series Kamen Rider Kiva
Bishop, character in Tom Clancy's "Rainbow Six: Vegas 2"
Peter and Walter Bishop, characters on TV's "Fringe"



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.