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pinWhat does Pippa mean?

Pippa /pip-pa/ [2 sylls.] 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 2 variants: Pip and Pippy.

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.

Kreatif forms: Piepa, Pipta. [more]

pinHow popular is Pippa?

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 (not ranked) are Filippa and Felipa. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.053%) and have become less widespread since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Felipa in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Pippa is pronounced similarly to Pepa, Peppy and Poppy. Like Pippa, these names are not commonly used.