What does Kipling mean?
Kipling /kip-ling/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Possibly related to Kipp, as in "small pointed hill". The great English poet and storyteller Rudyard Kipliong wrote "Kim", "The Jungle Book", and "Just So Stories".
Kipling has 1 variant: Kippling.more]
How popular is Kipling?
Kipling is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#53420 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Kipling and associated names. The only prominent variation form of Kipling (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000 is Kip. Adoption of this boy name reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.503%) and has become much lower since, with Kip becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)