Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɹɪp.li/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the name of various English towns, from Old English rippel "grove, thicket" 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 December 7, 2022