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What does Kipling mean?

Kipling \k(i)-pli-ng, kip-ling\ 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.

Kipling has 2 more related forms via Kipp: Kip and Kyp.


Kipling is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#43271 out of 88799, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Kipling and associated names. The only prominent variation form of Kipling (#unlisted) is Kip. Adoption of this boy name reached its peak during 1960-1969 and has become much lower since, with the version Kip becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kip in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kipling and related baby names outside U.S.