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Bishop is a baby name closely related to the church. In some way, it relates to the position specifically called a “bishop.” Currently, this name is a top 1,000 option in America for boys.

Meaning of the name Bishop:

English: bishop, overseer, guardian

Origin of the name Bishop:

Bishop began as an occupational name in England. The first name either came from a surname for those who worked in the church, or it was a first name coming from the job title itself. No matter which option is right, Bishop comes from the Greek word “episkopos.”

Symbolism of the name Bishop:

Bishop traces its origins back to the Greek word “episkopos.” In English, it translates to “overseer.” Ultimately, the bishops in the church were the guardians and overseers of the people in the congregation.

Baby name Bishop

Style of the name Bishop:

Traditional

Gender of the name Bishop:

Bishop is a stately name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Bishop:

BISH-up

Number of syllables in the name Bishop:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Bishop:

Bishop is mature and formal. It is strong and almost ceremonial.

Alternative spellings for the name Bishop:

  • Bishopp
  • Bishup
  • Bishupp

Nicknames for the name Bishop:

  • Hoppi
  • Bishie
  • Bishi
  • Bishy
  • Shop
  • Hop
  • Hoppy
  • Hoppie

Popularity of the name Bishop:

Bishop was a top 1,000 name in America until 1915 when it ranked number 998. The name did not reappear until 1998, ranking at number 962. Again, Bishop was nowhere to be seen on the top 1,000 list for 17 years. In 2015, Bishop came back, ranking at number 998, and in 2020, it was number 980.

Related names for the name Bishop:

  • Deacon 
  • Warrick
  • Fisher
  • Topher
  • Slater
  • Chauncey
  • Noble
  • Potter

Great middle names for Bishop and their meanings:

  • Franklin (free landholder)
  • Graham (grey home, gravel homestead)
  • Laurence (man from Laurentum)
  • Tucker (fuller of cloth)
  • Terrell (thunder ruler)
  • Darnell (the hidden spot)
  • Holden (from the hollow in the valley)
  • Mason (stone worker)

Famous people with the name Bishop:

  • Bishop Briggs (pop singer)
  • Bishop Bullwinkle (R&B singer)
  • Bishop Nehru (rapper)
  • Bishop Lamont (rapper)
  • Bishop Sankey (NFL player)
  • Bishop Sheen (TV host, “Life is Worth Living”)

Bishops in popular culture:

  • Bishop (character from “Alien”)
  • Bishop (character from X-Men comics)
  • Bishop (character from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”)
  • Bishop (character from “Neverwinter Nights 2” video game)
  • Bishop (character from “Juice”)
  • Bishop (character from “Rainbow Six: Vegas 2”)