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Boy Name: Kipling

Name: Kipling
Pronunciation: \k(i)-pli-ng, kip-ling\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: English
Variant forms: Kippling
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 43271


Kipling \k(i)-pli-ng, kip-ling\ as a boy's name. Possibly related to Kipp, as in "small pointed hill". The great English poet and storyteller Rudyard Kipliong wrote "Kim", "The Jungle Book", and "Just So Stories".

Kipling has 1 variant form: Kippling.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kipling.


Kipling is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#43271 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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