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 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)