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What does Pip mean?

Pip Pronunciation of Pip [pip] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Pip) is of Greek derivation, and the name Pip means "lover of horses". Pip is a variant form of Felipe (Spanish, Greek): respelling of Philip.



RELATED FORMS VIA FELIPE, PHILIP Filep, Filip, Flip, Lippo, Phil, Pilipo, Pippo

(male) Phip, Pipe, ..

(female) Pie, Pipa, ..

Pip Tytus (P.T.), ..

How popular is Pip?

Pip is a rare given name for males. Pip is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Philip (#434 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Felipe (#798), Filip (#1926) and Phil are the prominent alternative forms of Pip (UNLISTED) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Pip were popular as baby names 75 years ago (MEDIAN #724) and are now significantly less common (#1289, 84.7%), with forms such as Philip becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Felipe, Filip, Phil, Philip in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Filip, Philip outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pip is pronounced similarly to Pepe and Pope. Other recommended names are Kip, Pio, Pipo and Rip. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pip.

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