Of Greek origin.

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

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

Masculine forms of the name are Philip, Philippe, Philippos, Filip, Phil, Filip, Felipe, Filippo, etc.

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”.