Meaning and name origin
Kipling \k(i)-pli-ng, kip-ling\ as a boy's 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 form: Kippling.
Kipling is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43271 out of 88799, Top 49%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kipling for boys (2014 statistics).