Philippa - girls name

Philippa name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Philippa name meaning:

The name Philippa is of Greek origin and has a rich history. It is a feminine form of the name Philip, which means "lover of horses" or "friend of horses." In ancient times, horses were highly valued and regarded as symbols of strength, beauty, and nobility. Therefore, the name Philippa carries connotations of these qualities.

Philippa is a name that has been used in various cultures and time periods, and it has maintained its popularity over the years. It has a classic and timeless feel to it, with a touch of elegance and sophistication. The name also carries a sense of tradition and heritage, making it a popular choice for parents who appreciate historical names.

Girls named Philippa are often described as intelligent, strong-willed, and independent. They possess a natural curiosity and a love for learning. Philippas are known for their leadership qualities and tend to have a strong sense of justice. They are compassionate and caring individuals who value their relationships with others. Overall, the name Philippa represents a unique blend of strength, intelligence, and grace, making it a wonderful choice for any girl.

Origin: Greek

Feminine form of Philip: Lover of horses.

Related names

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

Other girls names beginning with P


Overall UK ranking: 336 out of 5581

141 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (485)

Historical popularity of Philippa

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