Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RIP-lee

Meaning & History

From the name of various English towns, from Old English ripel "strip of land" and leah "woodland, clearing". A notable fictional bearer is the character Ellen Ripley from the movie Alien (1979) and its sequels.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantRipley(English)
Entry updated January 21, 2022