What does Rip mean?
Rip /rip/ as a boys' name. Invented name made famous by actor Rip Torn, who was originally called Elmore. Rip van Winkle is the famous fictitious man who slept for twenty years in Washington Irving's tale.
Affiliated boy name: Robert.
(male) Rop, Rup, ..
(female) Ripie, Ripri, ..
How popular is Rip?
Rip is an uncommonly occurring first name for men and an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Rip and related names. Robert (#61 a year ago) is the only popular varying form of Rip (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Rip was at its peak 8 decades ago (adoption of 5.59%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.35%, ▼94%), with Robert becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)