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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 16 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: English

Meaning: Overseer, A Bishop

Pronunciation: bɪʃəp, /ˈbɪʃəp/, B IH SH AH P

Popularity Rank: #14,344

On this page:

  • 1. Bishop Meaning
  • 2. Bishop Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Bishop
  • 4. Bishop Translations in other languages
  • 5. Bishop Name Popularity
  • 6. Bishop popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Bishop
  • 8. Names similar to Bishop

Bishop Meaning

Derived from the Old English word 'bisceop' meaning 'overseer' or 'guardian'. Bishop is commonly used as a surname and title in Christianity.

Bishop also means "Overseer, A Bishop".

Bishop is commonly found in Nigeria, United States of America, South Africa, and 58 more countries.

Bishop Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: bɪʃəp

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈbɪʃəp/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: B IH SH AH P

B: Pronounce as in "big" (B IH G)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

SH: Pronounce as in "she" (SH IY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

P: Pronounce as in "pig" (P IH G)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Bishop?

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Bishop Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Bishop is recorded 3,192 times globally, ranking it as the 14,344th most common name worldwide.

Bishop is most prevalent in Nigeria, with 1,360 occurrences, making it the 964th most popular name in the country.

In Nigeria, the name Bishop is found among 1 in every 853 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Bishop Popularity by Country

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Nigeria#9641 : 853
United States of America#4,2661 : 2,913
South Africa#2,9681 : 4,022
Ghana#8651 : 1,399
Cameroon#2,5301 : 5,619
United Kingdom#9,1761 : 9,618
France#15,4611 : 23,285
Canada#7,3491 : 8,248
Italy#23,5951 : 34,780
United Arab Emirates#23,9841 : 47,387

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Bishop popularity in U.S.


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