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What does Skip mean?

Skip Pronunciation of Skip [skip] as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Skip is "ship, boss". As in "skipper", the term for the captain of a ship or boat. Skip is usually used as a nickname.

Associated with: captain (leader).


Skip has 2 variants: Skipp and Skipper.

Creative forms:
(male) Selip, Sken, ..


Middle name pairings:
Skip Tytus (S.T.), ..

How popular is Skip?

Skip is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Skip is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Skip was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #907 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skip name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Skip is Skipper. These relations of Skip were popular as baby names in the 1950s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skip, Skipper in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Skip and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Chip, Flip, Kip, Osip, Pip, Rip, Said, Sail, Sepp, Shep, Shia, Si, Sid, Sim, Skie, Sky, Skye, Slim and Stig. These names tend to be more frequently used than Skip.

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