Popularity:3563
Origin:Greek
Meaning:lover of horses
Pippa is a girl’s name that comes from the Greek words philos, meaning “loving,” and hippo, meaning “horse.” Together, they mean “lover of horses.” While Pippa is often used as a nickname or diminutive of Philippa, Penelope, or even Philippine, it can also be a given name in its own right. It was popularized by Pippa Middleton, English socialite and sister to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Sources
  • Name Doctor, Pippa

  • Behind the Name, Pippa, October 2012

  • Behind the Name, Philip, May 2020

  • WordSense Dictionary, Pippa

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