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

The name Pippa is a girl's name of English, Italian origin meaning "lover of horses". Pippa and is often added to lists like Cool Girls' Names - Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

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 Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Pippa Scott, American actress
Philippa "Pippa" Bennett-Warner, English actress
Philippa Rachel "Pippa" Funnell, English Olympic equestrian
Pippa Mann, English racing driver
Philippa Jill "Pippa" Olivier Harris, English film producer
Pippa Black, Australian actress
Philippa Ann "Pippa" Guard, English actress
Pippa Nixon, English actress
Philippa "Pippa" Haywood, English actress
Pippa Steel, German actress
Pippa Jody Grandison, Australian actress
Phillipa "Pippa" Soo, American actress and singer
Philippa Frances "Pippa" Bryan (b. 2010), daughter of actress Emily Procter and Paul Bryan
Pippa Jean Rollins (b. 2017), daughter of American actress Lindsay Sloane

Pop Culture References for the name Pippa

Pippa, main character in Robert Browning's "Pippa Passes"
"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," by Rebecca Miller
Philippa "Pippa" Saunders, character on "Home and Away"
Pippa Cross, from Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Pippa, Eve's daughter in the Eve series by Anna Carey
Pippa Gillespie, character on TV's "Broadchurch"
Pippa, character from book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Pippa Ridley, character in 2004 film "Haven"