Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. CHIP

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.

Related Names

DiminutivesChuckie, Chucky
Feminine FormsCharla, Charlee, Charleigh, Sharla
Other Languages & CulturesKristofor, Kristo(Albanian) Carolus, Karl(Ancient Germanic) Hristofor, Hristo(Bulgarian) Carles(Catalan) Carlu(Corsican) Karlo, Kristofor, Krsto(Croatian) Karel, Kryštof(Czech) Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Chris, Christoffer, Kris(Danish) Christoffel, Karel, Carel(Dutch) Kaarel, Karl, Risto(Estonian) Kaarle, Kaarlo, Karl, Risto(Finnish) Charles, Christophe, Charlot, Charly(French) Carl, Christoph, Karl, Chris(German) Christoforos, Karolos(Greek) Kale(Hawaiian) Károly, Kristóf, Krisztofer, Karcsi(Hungarian) Kristófer(Icelandic) Críostóir, Séarlas, Christie, Christy(Irish) Carlo, Cristoforo(Italian) Christophoros(Late Greek) Christophorus(Late Roman) Kārlis, 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) Khristofor(Russian) Christie, Christy(Scottish) Hristofor, Risto(Serbian) Karol, Krištof(Slovak) Karel, Krištof, Karol(Slovene) Kito(Sorbian) Carlos, Cristóbal, Carlito, Carlitos(Spanish) Carl, Karl, Kristoffer, Christoffer, Kalle, Kristofer(Swedish) Siarl(Welsh)


People think this name is

youthful   informal   common   rough   simple   comedic   unintellectual  


Entry updated July 2, 2008