What does Rip mean?
Rip /rip/ [1 syll.] 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Ripby, Ripro, Rorip. [more]
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 usage of the boy name Rip and related names. Robert (#61 a year ago) is the only popular varying form of Rip (not in Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its peak during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.999%) and has become much less since (usage 0.939%, ▼6%). (2014 Birth Statistics)