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The name Philippa in England is rarely if ever pronounced phi-LIPP-ah, it is more commonly pronounced PHIL-ipp-ah.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2005
In Britain this is always stressed on the first syllable - PHIL-i-pah.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2006
Philippa Boyens, screenwriter for The Lord of the Rings, is a famous bearer of this name.
beautyofwords9  3/4/2006
Philippa was the wife of King Edward the III. Also my husband is related to her through her marriage to King Edward.
Jeana Bradbury  3/8/2006
I used to think this name was just plain ugly, but now it looks very, very beautiful.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2006
I like the name Philippa, it's my name. I hate being called Phil.
Philippa  8/15/2006
Philippa is the right way to spell it. There are other ways like Phillipa or Phillippa.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2006
Philippa Gregory is a famous British writer of historical novels, for example "The Other Boleyn Girl".
Ylva  9/9/2006
You know the good thing about this name is it's not too overused. Also I don't think this name has been on the popularity chart for ages. And another great thing about the name Philippa is it's not out of date and it's way better than Philip. It's also nicer to pronounce it like this: philAppa philia philia-pa. Just to add the "a" sound to it instead of philipp a. It also comes with great classy nicknames.
clems  11/5/2006
Great name! I think it's sweet but classy at the same time.
Sweetie lu freebush  2/10/2007
Another common nickname is Pippa.
Pie  10/17/2007
In Germany, the name is pronounced "phi-LIP-pa".
LoQuiero  1/8/2008
My friend, Philippa, has a gorgeous name. Although she prefers Pip, everyone likes the name Philippa better.
SingingDove114  3/15/2008
My daughter's name is Philippa, with the stress usually placed on the second syllable. She's been called "Fifi" or "P. J." since she was very young, and prefers these to her given name. No one ever calls her Philippa.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2008
Personally, I think the spelling Filippa is more beautiful and feminine than Philippa.
izzaw  8/5/2008
Philippa was also the daughter of King Arthur, in the legend, therefore a Pendragon, a queen twice then!
Morlek  4/11/2009
Philippa is regal and Pippa makes it spunky and fun - who needs Piper when these lovely names exist.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2010
I used to think this name was just plain weird, but it's growing on me. The nickname Pippa is sooo adorable.
Chrila96  10/3/2010
Philippa is such a gorgeous name with tons of history. Several members of the Medieval English royal family bore this name. (Eleanor was another common name, most likely due to Eleanor of Aquitaine.) It has long-extending roots, yet it's still practical today. I love it!
erb816  3/31/2011
Philippa Middleton is the sister of Kate Middleton who recently wed Prince William and became HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. I think it's a lovely name!
AmandaLeigh88  5/2/2011
This is sweet, regal-sounding name due to its popularity during the Middle Ages because of Philippa of Hainualt, queen of England. I really do like this name, but I detest the nickname 'Pippa'.
sunshinechild67  1/7/2012
American actress Emily Procter has a daughter named Philippa Frances.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2012
Philippa (1394-1430) was the youngest daughter of King Henry IV of England and his wife Mary.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Philippa (1430-1439) was the daughter of King Duarte of Portugal and his wife Eleonora.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
The name Philippa was given to 51 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Philippa Bevans was an English actress.
Kosta  1/29/2015
I love Philippa, nickname Pippa. I love the medieval vibe (thinking of Philippa of Hainault) and Pippa makes a cute nickname even if it means something rather naughty in Sweden, I believe!
I dislike Pippa as a name in its own right, though.
Philippa Margaret appeals to me as a combo - it's that medieval thing again.
As I've noted in a comment for the name Philip, in Australia Philip and Philippa are often - perhaps more often than not - spelled Phillip and Phillipa. I hate those spellings. I think the double L connection may be due to the fact that the First Fleet, which arrived in Australia in 1788 with troops and convicts aboard, was commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip, for whom Port Phillip Bay here is named.
Just Jonquil  5/12/2015
One of my fictional characters, Philippa, goes by the nickname Filly. That seems like it should be a common nickname, since they both refer to horses.
Sabertooth  6/7/2015
My sister is called Philippa, she hates being called Pippa. We call her Phil or Philly Cheesecake (I know its weird, but it's a family thing).
izigibson43  10/19/2015
Our beautiful daughter is called Philippa with the nickname Pippa. Her middle name is Jane. So she could be Philippa Jane, PJ, Pippa... options for her growing up. It wasn't my first choice of name for her - she didn't suit my first choice! I love it. Not many Philippa's and it has class.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2015
My friend named her twin daughters Philippa and Georgina, it just seem gorgeous to me because they make such a good sib-set! Sounds very elegant and unique, she gets a lot of compliments on their names!
― Anonymous User  4/28/2016
The name Philippa was given to 61 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
My name is Philippa and it is commonly mispelt 'Phillipa'. Nicknames can be used like - Pippa, Pippy, Pip...

I don't think like a girl in the slightest, so my friends call me Phil, which is obviously more masculine. Which I prefer.
Aqua - Philippa  12/29/2016
Greek variant transcription of Filippa (Φιλιππα)
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/31/2017
Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton is an English socialite, author, columnist, and the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The future Lady Glen Affric, Middleton began receiving media attention with her appearance as the maid of honour at her sister's wedding to Prince William in 2011, and has continued to do so for her charity work and fashion.
cutenose  4/17/2017

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