Philippa

Philippa - A very unique female name



  Nov 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Philippa, meaning lover of horses, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1943. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Philippa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Philippa? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Philippa. The baby girl name Philippa was given to 10 baby girls in 2012, ranking #4036 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 141,325 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Philippa peaked in popularity 69 years ago in 1948 on position 1860.



Famous with this name

Philippa Boyens
Philippa Davies
Philippa Baker


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Philippa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Philippa is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #1,544 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,512.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Philippa is where you live.


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Philippa origin and meaning

Philippa is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means lover of horses. To see famous people named Philippa, pop culture references for the name Philippa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Philippa

We've found the following names that sound similar to Philippa, sorted by popularity.

Phillip / Philip / Pallavi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20124036
20112906
20105602
19882809
19481860
19181943

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania1544
New York2512

Even more about Philippa


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Philippa a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Philippa?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
1948
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Philippa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 141,325
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +10

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