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What does Kipling mean?

Kipling Pronunciation of Kipling 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".

ASSOCIATED WITH Ki-, small (little), hill (mountain), great, just


VARIANT Kippling



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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)

Which version is better?

The only prominent variation form of Kipling (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Kipp. Adoption of this form of Kipling was well-received among parents 6 decades ago (#968). (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kipp in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Ashling (see Ashley), Carling, Delling, Erling, Fielding, Kaelin, Kalin, Karlin, Katlin, Keelin, Kellin, Kilian, Killian, King, Kirklin, Kline, Klint, Masling (see Maslin) and Stirling. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kipling.