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

Kipling Origin and Meaning

The name Kipling is a boy's name of English origin.

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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katinka Says:


I love Kip, but I'm not sure how I feel about Kipling. I wonder if he'd get "exceedingly good" jokes constantly?

Rudyard Kipling is a great namesake though - and I much prefer this to Rudyard - so definitely one to think about...

RoddyThlayli Says:


Great way to formalize Kip that's less common than Christopher.

ElsaAnne Says:


Seriously crushing on this! It's adorable

fuzzycub Says:


Very energetic. Kip is cute.

JenniferMariska Says:


Great personal meaning for graduates of Engineering from Canadian Universities!