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What does Philippa mean?

Philippa Pronunciation of Philippa [philip-pa] as a girls' name is pronounced FIL-lip-ah, fil-LIP-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Philippa is "horse lover". Feminine of Philip used somewhat in the 19th century.

Associated with: greek, 19th century.


Philippa has 21 variants: Felipa, Filipa, Filipina, Filippa, Flip, Pelipa, Pelippa, Phil, Philana, Philette, Philina, Philipa, Philippe, Philippine, Phillie, Phillipa, Phillipina, Philly, Pippa, Pippie and Pippy.

Creative forms:
(female) Pealippa, Philippi, ..

(male) Phile, Phipe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Philippa Gretchen (P.G.), ..

How popular is Philippa?

Philippa is an uncommon first name for females. Philippa is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Pippa, Filippa and Felipa are the popular related forms of Philippa (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Philippa was at its apex in the year 2014. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Felipa, Pippa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Filippa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agrippa, Palila, Paolina, Paulina, Paulita, Pavlina, Pelia, Perlita, Phaidra, Phalicia, Phalisha, Phelia, Phelicia, Phemia, Phila, Philantha, Philberta, Philena, Philene, Philia, Philiberta, Philicia, Philippina, Philis, Phillane, Phillida, Phillina, Philline, Phillira (see Philyra), Phillis, Phillyda (see Phillida), Phillyra (see Philyra), Philomela, Philomena, Philomina, Philopena, Philothea, Philyra, Philys, Phylicia, Phylis, Phyliss, Phyllicia, Phyllida, Phyllisha, Polina, Pricila, Pricilla, Primina, Priminia (see Prima), Prisila and Prisilla (see Priscilla). These names tend to be more frequently used than Philippa.

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