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Gender: M Meaning of Rip: "ripe, full grown" Origin of Rip: Dutch

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.

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Famous People Named Rip

Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr., American actor
Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr., American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Rip

Dr. Rip Studwell, doctor on "The Fairly Oddparents"
"Rip Van Winkle," short story by American author Washington Irving published in 1819 as well as the name of the story's fictional protagonist
Rip Hunter, character on TV's "Legends of Tomorrow"
Rip Rider, character in the card game 'Mermaid Beach'