What does Pippa mean?
Pippa \p(ip)-pa\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Pippa is "lover of horses". Diminutive of Philippa. It was made popular in the 19th century by Brownings' poem "Pippa Passes" (1841), in which the name is of the heroine who works in an Italian silk mill. The name is however not used in Italy and is of mostly British use. The name was also used for a carefree and upbeat character in the 2009 film "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee".
Pippa has 19 more related forms via Philippa: Felipa, Filipa, Filipina, Filippa, Flip, Pelipa, Pelippa, Phil, Philana, Philette, Philina, Philipa, Philippe, Philippine, Phillie, Phillipa, Phillipina, Philly and Pippie.
Pippa is a rare first name for females. Pippa is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Pippa and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Pippa (#unlisted) are Filippa and Felipa. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during 1910-1919 and has become less widespread since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)