- a female given name: derived from Philip.
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Examples from the Web for philippa
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What are the Royals going to do about Miss Philippa Middleton?How Do The Royals Solve a Problem Like Pippa?
July 9, 2013
Flanders was overrun by the French, and Queen Philippa had been taken hostage in Ghent.The Day the Sea Ran Red: The Battle of Sluys
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Another said he didn't realise who Pippa was because she introduced herself by her full name, Philippa.Pippa Middleton Joins Big Fat Belgian Hunt
January 15, 2013
Obviously Philippa had no idea that he was going to do that and told him to stop immediately.French Aristocrat Apologises For Gun-Toting Incident
April 18, 2012
Philippa, I've set my heart upon doing this thing—do let me do it.
Philippa, if one of us is to die for the other, let me be the one to die.
Upon my honour, Philippa, something tells me I shall win—it does!
She was only out of sorts that day-unusually out of sorts for Philippa.
Philippa sat for a minute, looking thoughtfully into the fire.Clare Avery
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Word Origin and History for philippa
fem. proper name, modern, fem. of Philip.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper