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Gender: F Meaning of Pippa: "lover of horses" Origin of Pippa: English, diminutive of Philippa

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Pippa, a peppy condensation of Philippa that turns it from serious to sprightly, has come into the public eye in a big way via the former Kate Middleton's sister.

Heard far more in the U.K. than the US, Pippa has been used on its own since the nineteenth century, popularized by Robert Browning's dramatic poem, Pippa Passes. A recent book and film was titled The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.

Pippa can and is given as a name in its own right, and may also be short for names other than Philippa: Penelope, for instance, or Patricia, or the more exotic Philippine.

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Famous People Named Pippa

Philippa "Pippa" Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Pippa Scott, American actress
Pippa Funnell, an equestrian sportswoman
Pippa Black, Australian actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Pippa

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, an American movie and book
Pippa Cross, character in Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Pippa, young silk-worker, central character in Pippa Passes
Pippa, name of Eve's daughter in the book Rise in the Eve series.