Ripken name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ripken mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ripken

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Ripken means "Determined, Loyal, Strong".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ripken

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ripken

Jr. Cal Ripken

Jr. Cal Ripken is a baseball player. Jr. was born on August 24th, 1960 in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Billy Ripken

Billy Ripken is a baseball player. Billy was born on December 16th, 1964 in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Cal Ripken Sr.

Cal Ripken Sr. was a baseball player. Cal was born on December 17th, 1935 in Aberdeen, Maryland. They breathed their last breath on March 25th, 1999.


Fun Facts about the name Ripken

  • How Popular is the name Ripken? Ripken is the 27,692nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ripken have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 200 babies born with the first name Ripken in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ripken to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ripken? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Ripken born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ripken was in 2019 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ripken: The name spelled backwards is Nekpir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iknerp. How do you pronounce that?
  • Ripken name meaning

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