Meaning and Origin of: Phelps
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Greek : Horse lover
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- English (southwestern) : patronymic from Philip.
- The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, about 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George’s sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.