Given Name CHIP

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

Diminutive of CHARLES or CHRISTOPHER. It can also be from a nickname given in reference to the phrase a chip off the old block, used of a son who is similar to his father.
FEMININE FORMS: Carla, Carlene, Charla, Charlee, Karlene, Sharla
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Carolus, Karl (Ancient Germanic), Hristofor, Hristo (Bulgarian), Carles (Catalan), Carlu (Corsican), Karlo, Kristofor, Krsto (Croatian), Karel, Kryštof (Czech), Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer, Kris (Danish), Christoffel, Karel (Dutch), Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Kalle, Risto (Finnish), Charles, Christophe, Charlot (French), Carl, Christoph, Karl (German), Christoforos, Karolos (Greek), Kale (Hawaiian), Károly, Kristóf, Karcsi (Hungarian), Críostóir, Séarlas, Christie, Christy (Irish), Carlo, Cristoforo (Italian), Christophoros (Late Greek), Christophorus (Late Roman), Kristaps (Latvian), Sjarel (Limburgish), Karolis, Kristupas (Lithuanian), Hristofor, Hristo, Risto (Macedonian), Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer (Norwegian), Karol, Krzysztof, Krzyś, Krzysiek (Polish), Carlos, Cristóvão, Carlinhos, Carlito, Carlitos (Portuguese), Carol (Romanian), Christie, Christy (Scottish), Karol, Krištof (Slovak), Karel, Krištof, Karol (Slovene), Carlos, Cristóbal, Carlito, Carlitos (Spanish), Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer, Kalle (Swedish), Siarl (Welsh)


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Entry updated July 2, 2008