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Gender: Female Meaning of Philippine: "lover of horses" Origin of Philippine: French, feminine variation of Philippe

The name Philippine is a girl's name of French, Polish origin meaning "lover of horses". Philippine and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Philippine would be taken as an ethnic identification rather than a name in the U.S. Better try Philippa, though if you don't mind eternally correcting people, Philippine can make an interesting alternative. Pippa can be a short form of Philippine as well as Philippa.

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Famous People Named Philippine

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, French-American nun
Philippine Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans; Mademoiselle de Beaujolais, granddaughter of Louis XIV of France
Philippine Charlotte, Princess of Prussia, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Philippine Elisabeth Caesar, Princess of Saxe-Meiningen
Philippine Antoinette, Philippine Elisabeth, Philippine Louise, and Philippine Wilhelmine, Princesses of Saxe-Meiningen, daughters of Philippine Caesar and Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Sophie Philippine Élisabeth Justine, Princess of France, Duchess of Louvois, daughter of Louis XV
Philippine Auguste Amalie, Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
Philippina "Pina" Bausch, highly influential modern dancer and choreographer
Elisabeth Phillipine Keeseberg, member of the Donner Party
Inès Philippine Alexia Krusbæk (b. 2011), great-great-great-granddaughter of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg

Pop Culture References for the name Philippine

The Philippines, a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands


jaz.fortune Says:


my husband is filipino, he would think naming our daughter basically after her culture and race is ridiculous. Cute though, but I don't think an actual filipino/filipina would have this name or name their child this.

Zelliew Says:


Phillipa is better, in my opinion.

HeyItsAvery12 Says:


I really love the sound.