Pip - boys name

Pip name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 52%

Pip name meaning:

The name Pip is derived from the Greek name Philip, which means "lover of horses" or "friend of horses." The name has its roots in ancient Greek culture, where horses were highly valued and considered symbols of power and nobility. As such, the name Pip is often associated with qualities such as strength, courage, loyalty, and grace.

In literature, the name Pip gained popularity through Charles Dickens' famous novel, "Great Expectations." The protagonist, Pip, goes through a transformative journey from a humble boy to a gentleman, symbolizing growth, ambition, and self-discovery. The name Pip represents the character's aspirations and hopes for a better life, as he navigates through societal expectations, wealth, and relationships.

Overall, the name Pip carries connotations of resilience, determination, and the pursuit of dreams. It represents a youthful spirit full of potential and the desire to overcome obstacles in order to achieve personal growth and happiness.

Origin: Greek

Diminutive of Philip: Lover of horses. King Philip of Macedon was the father of Alexander the Great. In the Bible, Philip was the name of one of Christ's apostles. Famous Bearer: Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Related names

Philip , Felippe, Filip , Filippio, Philippa , Phillippa, Pip

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Overall UK ranking: 2301 out of 4789

9 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Pip

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