"strength, might"

Rip Origin and Meaning

The name Rip is a boy's name of Dutch origin meaning "strength, might".

The name of Rip Van Winkle – and Rip (born Elmore) Torn – will probably never be ready for further consumption, if only because of the implications of R. I. P. The only thing that could save it is Rip Wheeler, the handsome ranch foreman on the soapy Western Yellowstone.

Rip is a short form of names containing the Germanic element rik "strong, mighty".

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Famous People Named Rip

  • Rip Van DamAmerican politician; acting governor of the Province of New York
  • Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr.American actor
  • Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr.American actor
  • Rip EsselstynAmerican author and triathlete
  • Rip ReukemaAmerican politician from Wisconsin

Rip in Pop Culture

  • "Rip Van Winkle" short story by Washington Irving and its main character
  • Dr. Rip Studwelldoctor on "The Fairly Oddparents"
  • Rip Huntercharacter on TV's "Legends of Tomorrow"
  • Rip Ridercharacter in the card game "Mermaid Beach"

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