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Pippa 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's 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.
Baby names that sound like Pippa are Peppy, Pepa, Pippie and Poppy.
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Popularity of Pippa
Pippa is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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