Tip 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 Tip mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tip

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Tip means "Power of angels" and is of Thai origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tip
  1. The point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end; as, the tip of the finger; the tip of a spear."To the very tip of the nose." [Shak.]
  2. An end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything; as, a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.
  3. [Hat Manuf] A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  4. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  5. Rubbish thrown from a quarry.

Etymology: Akin to D. & Dan. tip, LG. & Sw. tipp, G. zipfel, and probably to E. tap a plug, a pipe

verb Tip
To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
verb Tip
  1. To strike slightly; to tap."A third rogue tips me by the elbow." [Swift.]
  2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.(Colloq)
  3. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.

Etymology: Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently

verb Tip
To fall on, or incline to, one side.
noun Tip
  1. A light touch or blow; a tap.
  2. A gift; a douceur; a fee.(Colloq)
  3. A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.(Sporting Cant)

Etymology: See Tip to strike slightly, and cf. Tap a slight blow

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An indication of potential opportunity ("he got a tip on the stock market")
  2. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill) ("they clambered to the tip of Monadnock")
  3. The extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  4. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
  5. A V shape
  6. Remove the tip from ("tip artichokes")
  7. Mark with a tip ("tip the arrow with the small stone")
  8. Give insider information or advise to ("He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot")
  9. Strike lightly
  10. Walk on one's toes
  11. To incline or bend from a vertical position
  12. Cause to tilt ("tip the screen upward")
  13. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing
  14. Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on ("Remember to tip the waiter")

Notable Persons Named Tip

Notable Persons Named Tip

Tip O'Neill

Tip O'Neill was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Minority Leader of theMassachusetts House of Representatives, and List of Speakers. Tip was given the name Thomas Phillip O'Neill Jr. on December 9th, 1912 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He died on January 5th, 1994.

Tip Tipping

Tip Tipping was a stunt performer and actor. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1993. Tip was given the name Timothy Tipping on February 13th, 1958 in England. He left this life on February 5th, 1993.

Tip Snooke

Tip Snooke is a cricketer.

Tip Oneill

He was most active from 1922 to 1922. Tip was born on October 24th, 1898 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He passed away on December 6th, 1984.

Tip Williams

Tip was born on November 28th, 1900 in Bonvilston. He died on April 24th, 1974.

Tip Tobin

Tip Tobin was an athlete. Tip was born on September 15th, 1906 in Jamaica Plain. Tip is also known as Tobin and John Martin. He left this life on August 6th, 1983.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tip

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tip

Tippu Tip

Tippu Tip was a slave trader, ivory merchant, explorer, and governor. Tippu was given the name Hamad bin Muḥammad bin Jum'ah bin Rajab bin Muḥammad bin Sa‘īd al-Murjabī in 1837 in Zanzibar. He died on June 14th, 1905.

Bruce Poon Tip

Bruce Poon Tip is a founder of g adventures, g adventures, and founder ofg adventures. Bruce was born on March 15th, 1967 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.


Fun Facts about the name Tip

  • How Popular is the name Tip? Tip is the 29,435th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tip have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 176 babies born with the first name Tip in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tip 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 Tip? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tip first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tip is Sunday, December 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Tip born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tip was in 1923 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tip: The name spelled backwards is Pit. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tpi. How do you pronounce that?
  • Tip name meaning

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