Surname statistics for Philp

There are approximately 3,724 people named Philp in the UK. That makes it the 2,735th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 59 are named Philp.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)37242735N/A59
United Kingdom (1881 census)204121630.00768
Change since 1881+1683-572-0.001-9
Other Countries
United States120220512less than 0.0014

Top male forenames

David Philp
John Philp
Richard Philp
James Philp
Andrew Philp
Robert Philp
Graham Philp
Michael Philp
Nicholas Philp
Ian Philp
Craig Philp
Christopher Philp
Chris Philp
Paul Philp
Raymond Philp
Kevin Philp
Adam Philp
Matthew Philp
Stuart Philp
Simon Philp

Top female forenames

Jane Philp
Sarah Philp
Christine Philp
Nicola Philp
Ann Philp
Victoria Philp
Ruth Philp
Elizabeth Philp
Eileen Philp
Sally Philp
Susan Philp
Lisa Philp
Rebecca Philp
Valerie Philp
Mary Philp
Marianne Philp
Margaret Philp
Kerry Philp
Andrea Philp
Anne Philp


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.