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

Philippine Origin and Meaning

The name Philippine is a girl's name of French, Polish origin meaning "lover of horses".

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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Philippine77 Says:


My name always causes confusion, like people thinking I'm from the Philippines.. (I'm from the Netherlands) 🙈 When I was little I kind of hated it, being unusual and difficult to spell. Now I love it, and in Sweden where I live I am one of maybe 5 people with Philippine as a surname. ✌️😁

vanillacandles Says:


So beautiful, one of my favorite names ever! Unfortunately it'd just be associated with the Philippines in English-speaking countries, though there's obviously no connection with it just being a French variant of Philippa.

fifi_forever Says:


It’s pronounced fil-lip-EEN

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.