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Meaning and name origin

Rip \rip\ as a boy's 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.

For more information, see also the related boy name Robert.


Rip is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rip and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Robert (#61). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Robert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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