What does Pippa mean?
Pippa /pip-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".
(female) Pipphi, Pipta, ..
(male) Pippar, Pippey, ..
How 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)
Charted below is the baby name history of Pippa for girls. Pippa was first listed in 2012 and reached its highest rank of #1741 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Pippa and corresponding names. The only other popular variation form of Pippa (#1741 the previous year) is Filippa. These forms of Pippa were favored as birth names today.