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.
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”.