Of Greek origin.

Feminine form of the name Philip, meaning “friend of horses”.

Other forms of the name are: Felipa, Filippa, Philippine, Pipa, Ina, Philipa, Pippy, Philly.

Famous bearers are Philippa Boyens, Philippa “Pipa” Middleton, Philippa Pearce, Philippa Foot.

New Zealand writer and producer Philippa Boyens co-wrote the screenplay of hugely successful films, such as Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” film series and “The Hobbit”.