When Emily Procter named her daughter, Pippa, back in December 2010 when she was born, there was originality in mind. Emily tells people magazine, “As an Emily, anytime I’m in any sort of a giant store, I hear it 60 times and I never know if it was for me or someone else.” Therefore she wanted her daughter to have a more special name. However, the name recently took on a popularity of its own. Procter says, “We were thinking it would be really nice for her to have a name that’s not everywhere. When Pippa Middleton showed up, we realized we maybe picked a name that is more everywhere than Emily all of a sudden.”
Although Emily Procter had named her daughter this once novel name with the best intentions, we have a hunch that this name will be making more birth certificated this year than expected.
The name Pippa as a girl’s name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Pippa is “lover of horses”. The name is used of mostly British use.
What do you think of the name Pippa?