Why did Kipp debut as a girl name in 1961?

Kipp Hamilton
Kipp Hamilton

We looked at Kippie yesterday, so today let’s check out Kipp, a primarily male name that was a one-hit wonder on the girls’ side of the list in 1961:

  • 1963: unlisted
  • 1962: unlisted
  • 1961: 5 baby girls named Kipp
  • 1960: unlisted
  • 1959: unlisted

My wild guess about the influence here is actress Rita Marie “Kipp” Hamilton, who was in the public eye (primarily on TV) from the late ’50s to the late ’60s. She appeared on shows like Perry Mason, Rawhide, and Bewitched.

What are your thoughts on Kipp as a girl name?

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