Ripley name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ripley

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Ripley means "A strip of clearing in the woods".
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A town in Amber Valley district, Derbyshire, England.
  3. A small village in Harrogate borough, North Yorkshire, England.
  4. A village in Guildford borough, Surrey, England.
  5. A suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
  6. A town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.
  7. A census-designated place in Riverside County, California, United States.
  8. A village in Brown County, Illinois, United States.
  9. An unincorporated community in Pulaski County, Indiana, United States.
  10. A small town in Somerset County, Maine, United States.
  11. An unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland, United States.
  12. An unincorporated community in Houghton County, Michigan, United States.
  13. A city, the county seat of Tippah County, Mississippi, United States.
  14. A neighbourhood of Independence, Missouri, United States.
  15. A town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States.
  16. A village in Brown County, Ohio, United States.
  17. A small town in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States.
  18. A city, the county seat of Lauderdale County, Tennessee, United States.
  19. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, West Virginia, United States.

Notable Persons Named Ripley

Notable Persons Named Ripley

Ripley Rand

Ripley P. Bullen

Ripley was born in 1902. He left this life in 1976.

Ripley Hitchcock

Ripley was born in 1857 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He left this life in 1918.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ripley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ripley

Ellen Louise Ripley

Ellen Louise Ripley is a lieutenant.

Tom Ripley

Tom Ripley is a con artist and confidence trick. Tom is also known as None.

Fay Ripley

Fay Ripley is an actress and recipe author. She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Fay was born on February 26th, 1966 in Wimbledon, London.

Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley is an engineer.

Robert Ripley

Robert Ripley was a cartoonist, entrepreneurship, curator, anthropologist, and entrepreneur. He was most active from 1930 to 1949. Robert was given the name LeRoy Robert Ripley on December 25th, 1890 in Santa Rosa, California, U.S. Robert is also known as Mr. Ripley. He died on May 27th, 1949.

Alice Ripley

Alice Ripley is an actress, singer-songwriter, and mixed media artist. Alice was born on December 14th, 1963.

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  • George Ripley
  • John Walter Ripley
    Southern Virginia University
  • Connor Ripley
    Soccer Player
  • Amanda Ripley
  • James Wolfe Ripley
  • Sidney Dillon Ripley
  • Roswell Sabine Ripley
  • John Ripley
    Military Person
  • Eleazer Wheelock Ripley
  • Edward Hastings Ripley
  • William Young Warren Ripley
  • Mary Livingston Ripley
  • Martha Ripley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ripley U.S.
  White 90.05% 64.26%
  African American 2.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ripley

People with the last name Ripley are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ripley

  • How Popular is the name Ripley? Ripley is the 7,634th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ripley was the 3,799th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ripley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,743 babies born with the first name Ripley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ripley to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ripley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ripley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ripley is Saturday, January 25th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Ripley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ripley was in 2018 with a total of 189 babies.
  • Random Ripley Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ripley is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Ripley: The name spelled backwards is Yelpir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iplrye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ripley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,314 people with the last name Ripley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ripley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Ripley as their last name.
  • Ripley name meaning

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