To move with great speed or violence.





Traits associated with the name Rip:

Dogs named Rip tend to be loving, brave, resilient, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Rip?

That you have a fondness for classic names and may have a fondness for classic literature.

Is Rip a good dog name?

Rip is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Rip isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Rip is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rip was, in the past month, the 1033rd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Rip is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Rip was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Rip's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Rip is most adored in Vermont, New York and Oregon.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Rip.

Most popular breeds named Rip:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Boxer
  3. German Shepherd
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier
  5. Korean Jindo

Rip is found in these categories:

energetic dog names

Rip suggests quick movement, like ripping through space or activities.

military dog names

Associated with "Rapid Intervention Package" in armed forces terminology.

Dog names like Rip:

Wolf Counsel
Muppet dog character.
the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
Counsel Rule
Of French origin meaning Skipping stone on water. Ricochet means bouncing from object to object or place to place.
Rip dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Grant Kenny (Auckland, New Zealand)
My 3 year old Giant German Shepherd
November 14, 2023

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Christine (Victoria, Australia)
We have a GSD named "Rip" after Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone .
March 13, 2023

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Becky Petrinovich (Texas, United States)
Unique, stands out, Used for a 8 week old rot/ dobie mix
November 06, 2022

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