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What does Rip mean?

Rip Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: famous, tale (literary).


Creative forms:
(male) Rop, Rup, ..

(female) Ran, Rile, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rip Bryton (R.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Robert (#63 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 9 decades ago (adoption of 5.59%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.32%, 94%), with Robert becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robert outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Kip, Pip, Ric, Rik and Rio. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rip.