Pippa

Pippa is usually used as a diminutive of Philippa, the feminine form of Philip, a male given name meaning “lover of horses” from Greek elements philos (friend, lover) and hipps (horse).

Nicknames: Pip

Origin: Ancient Greek

Variants:

  • Philippa
  • Phillippa
  • Philippina (German)

 

Male forms:

  • Philip
  • Phillip
  • Philippos (Ancient Greek)
  • Philippus (Ancient Greek)

 

Philip

Philip is an Ancient Greek name meaning “lover of horses” from Greek elements philos (friend, lover) and hippos (horse).

As well as being a given name, Philip is also a surname derived from the same source.

Nicknames: Phil, Pip

Origin: Greek

Variants:

  • Philippos (Ancient Greek)
  • Philippus (Ancient Greek)
  • Phillip (English)

 

Feminine forms:

  • Philippa
  • Philipa
  • Phillippa