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Gender: M Origin of Kipling: English surname and place name

Kipling calls to mind writer Rudyard (b. Joseph) Kipling, author of the stories familiar to schoolchildren Gunga Din and The Jungle Story. Certainly, Kipling is a friendlier name than Rudyard these days, complete with cute short form Kip.

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Famous People Named Kipling

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling, English novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Kipling

Kipling Ronald "Kip" Dynamite, character in movie "Napoleon Dynamite"
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