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 (#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 (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Kip. Adoption of these boy names 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)