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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 Names That Mean Love 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