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Emily P. Contributor

The name Ripley has made serious gains over the past few years to become a popular choice, especially for girl dogs.

According to Old English, Ripley comes from the word Ripel, which was given to towns or clearings in between stretches of woodland.

This historical context and the reference to forest makes Ripley a very charming and interesting name for pups of all kinds. Especially energetic girls who love to "rip" through the woods!

Traits associated with the name Ripley:

Dogs named Ripley tend to be strong-willed, good-natured, loyal, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, and companionship.

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

Naming your dog Ripley suggests that you are a fan of the Alien movie franchise, and that you admire the character of Ellen Ripley. It also suggests that you are creative and have a sense of humor.

Is Ripley a good dog name?

Ripley has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Ripley is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Ripley is found in these categories:


  • Ripley ranks #144 with users of
  • Ripley ranks #420 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Ripley ranks #594 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Ripley is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Ripley outranks the great majority of names.

Most popular breeds named Ripley:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Boxer
  4. Jack Russell Terrier
  5. Australian Shepherd

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Dog names like Ripley:

Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Woodland, clearing.
One who is mischievous; a scamp or vagabond
Ripley dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Hqyley (England, United Kingdom)
My gorgeous Jack Russell is called Ellen Ripley !
February 05, 2022

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Robin (Michigan, United States)
I love our little Ripley girl. ❤️
January 05, 2022

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