Meaning and Origin of: Kipper

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Wearing a crown; sharply pointed hill
  • Old Norse : Ship owner

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : variant of Kipp.
  • German : habitational name for someone from a place called Kipper in Westphalia.
  • Eastern German : from Sorbian kipry ‘weak’, hence a nickname for a frail or weak-willed person.
  • German : from Middle High German kipper ‘unfair fighter’, hence a nickname for a person of no standing.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Kiper 4.