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What does Chip mean?

Chip /chip/ as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Chip is "free man". Nickname for Charles. Baseball player Chipper Jones.


Chip has 1 variant: Chipper.

Chip has 7 more related forms via Charles: Carl, Cary, Chad, Chas, Chaz, Chick and Chuck.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Chin, Cypip, ..

(female) Chiple, Chipphia, ..

How popular is Chip?

Chip is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#108734 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Chip for boys. Chip was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #695 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chip name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chip outside U.S.

Popular related forms of Chip are Charles (#51 last year), Carl (#613), Chad (#703), Chaz (#1440), Chuck, Chas and Cary. Adoption of these relations of Chip was widespread during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 3.42%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.43%, down 87%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chip, Carl, Cary, Chad, Charles in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chas, Chaz, Chuck in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carl, Charles outside U.S.

Similar Names


Chip is pronounced similarly to Chap, Shep and Shepp. Other recommended names are Cai, Cain, Caio, Cap, Capp, Chai, Chaim, Champ, Chan, Chaps, Che, Chet, Chic, Chico, Chik, Chiko, Chill, Chino, Chiro, Chris, Cid, Coop, Cris, Flip, Kip, Osip, Pip, Rip and Skip. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chip.