The name Phillip ranked 217th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 87th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated both on the 1990 U.S. Census list and in state data recording the most popular baby names.
Science and Philosophy
Phillip A. Sharp (born 1944)
American physiologist who discovered that genes are separated by non-genetic segments of DNA, which makes gene splicing possible.