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Gender: Male Meaning of Phil: "lover of horses" Origin of Phil: Greek

Phil Origin and Meaning

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paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-01-28T20:36:31

I do like it as a nickname for Philip, but I'm surprised to find names like this listed, as that would imply that people are actually using Phil, Dave, etc on birth certificates. I don't blame the site for listing them of course, as they can only report what is happening, in terms of naming. I just don't really understand why parents would call a kid Phil, as a given name, when he will then have to spend a lifetime explaining that his name isn't Philip or Phillip. Some names, such as Ben and Sam, are more understandable, although I would still prefer to see a more formal full name used, personally.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2017-01-28T18:20:05

I find nothing about this name (or most of the other similar era, one syllable, common nicknames like Dave, Bob, Joe etc) appealing in the least.