"strip of clearing in the woods"

Ripley Origin and Meaning

The name Ripley is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "strip of clearing in the woods".
The "Believe It or Not" jokes will get old fast. Works better for a girl.

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Famous People Named Ripley

  • LeRoy Robert Ripleybetter known as Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist, known for creating the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" newspaper panel series, radio show, and TV show that featured odd facts from around the world, and now a museum

Ripley in Pop Culture

  • "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" museum and TV show
  • Tom Ripleycharming psychopath originally in the 1955 novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley," followed by "Ripley Under Ground" (1970), "Ripley's Game" (1974), "The Boy Who Followed Ripley" (1980), and "Ripley Under Water" (1991), by Patricia Highsmith
  • "The Talented Mr. Ripley" 1999 film