Philippa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Philippa
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The feminine form of Philip
The inflection is definitely on the first syllable. PHIL-i-ppa.
But an equally valid (and perhaps better-known) pronunciation stresses the LEE--the French pronunciation, perhaps?
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Flip, Pippa, Pip, Phil, Philly
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From Greek, feminine form of Philip, meaning "lover of horses".
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Philippa Schuyler, American child prodigy and pianist
Philippa Strum, American political scientist
Philippa Frances Bryan (born 2011), daughter of American actress Emily Procter and Paul Bryan
Philippa "Pippa" Charlotte Middleton, sister-in-law of British Prince William
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Philippa (Pippa), character in "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray
Philippa Talbot, forty-year-old businesswoman who becomes a Benedictine nun, protagonist of Rumer Godden's classic novel "In This House of Brede".
Pippa - spunky protagonist of a series of young children's books about a mouse family (sorry, can't remember the author)
Philippa (known as Phil), a friend of Anne Shirley in Anne of the Island.
Philippa Llewelyn nn Phil, best friend and cousin of the protaganist of Diana Peterfreund's Rampant.
Philippa Gaunt, a main character in P.B. Kerr's "Children of the Lamp" series
Pippa, of Robert Browning's beautiful poem, "Pippa's Song"
Global Popularity of the Name Philippa
- #525 in Scotland