Ripley - boys name

Ripley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 43%

Ripley name meaning:

The name Ripley is of English origin and carries a unique and distinctive meaning. Ripley is a surname-turned-first name, derived from the Old English words "riep" meaning "strip of land" and "leah" meaning "woodland" or "clearing." Therefore, the name Ripley can be interpreted as "one who dwells near the strip of land in the woodland" or "resides in the clearing."

Ripley is a name that exudes a sense of nature and tranquility. It evokes images of someone connected to the land, someone who appreciates the beauty and serenity of nature. The name carries a sense of adventure and exploration, as if the person named Ripley is destined to embark on a journey or discover something extraordinary. It has a certain charm and individuality that sets it apart from more conventional names, making it an appealing choice for parents seeking a distinctive name for their son.

Origin: Anglo Saxon

From Hrypa's meadow.


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Overall UK ranking: 2730 out of 4789

7 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Ripley

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