Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Tripp

There are a few different directions we can take with the name Tripp (no pun intended). The fact that this name is so new and untested, there are perhaps three possible “etymological” reasons parents might be choosing it. For one, Tripp could be a simple elaboration on the word “trip” which is either an English noun or verb; take your pick. The noun “trip” is the word for a short voyage or quick jaunt someplace else. In the 1960s, a “trip” also became a noun to describe a psychedelic drug experience (for instance, going on a short “voyage” through one’s mind). Alternately, the verb “to trip” means to stumble after catching one’s foot on some unseen obstacle. Colloquially speaking, “to trip” on something also suggests over-analyzing or obsessing on something in some strange way, whereby that something becomes “trippy”. Secondly, Tripp is also used to indicate a “third” in some way. For instance, generationally John Smith III could be called “Tripp”, or it could be a name given to the third-born baby in birth order (especially if they’re “Tripp”lets). Lastly, Tripp is simply the transferred use of a surname with German, Swiss, Austrian and English origins. The surname probably developed as an occupation name from one of three medieval “jobs” – one, from an Old French word “trippere” signifying a traveling dancer; two, from the French “tripe” indentifying a seller of meats and sausages; and three, a maker of “tripps”, the German word for wooden shoes (clogs). As an English surname, Tripp dates back to the late 13th century.

All About the Baby Name – Tripp

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME TRIPP

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME TRIPP

Even though we have gone through the trouble of painstakingly researching potential interesting meanings behind the name Tripp, the reality of the situation is that there’s primarily one reason why the name Tripp is currently and suddenly in circulation in America: Bristol Palin. Perhaps the most controversial teen-mom there ever was, mostly because her pregnancy was disclosed while her politician mom was preaching family values all over the nation, media attention was all over this girl during the 2008 presidential race. Palin gave birth to Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston in December 2008. As a masculine given name, Tripp managed to squeak into position at the end of 2008 on the charts – obviously no coincidence there. As Palin stayed in the public eye with her “DWTS” gig and her reality TV show “Life’s a Tripp” American audiences continue to be exposed to this name and its usage appears to be improving. Another teen-mom named Maci Bookout essentially catapulted her baby’s name (Bentley) into wider usage as well. What is up with young parents of today mimicking the actions of teenage moms? We think it’s safe to say that this is one demographic that DOESN’T know better. We might want to reconsider taking our queues from them. Regardless, and he abhor to admit it, but there’s something snappy and catchy and cool about Tripp.

Quick Facts

ON TRIPP

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

639

PRONUNCIATION:

TRIP

SIMPLE MEANING:

See below

Characteristics

OF TRIPP

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Tripp

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME TRIPP

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Tripp

Popular Songs

ON TRIPP

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Tripp


Famous People

NAMED TRIPP

Tripp Johnston (reality TV kid)
Tripp Cromer (baseball player)
Tripp Isenhour (golfer)
Tripp Phillips (tennis player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED TRIPP

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Tripp

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME TRIPP

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tripp