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Meaning and name origin

Pippa \p(ip)-pa\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Pip and Pippy.


Pippa is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pippa for girls. Pippa has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pippa name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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