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For the use of the abbreviation, see RIP (disambiguation).

To rip is the act of tearing an object.

Rip may also refer to:



Given name or nickname[edit]

  • Rip (nickname)
  • Jeong Rip (1574–1629), a scholar-official of the Korean Joseon Dynasty
  • Shin Rip (1546–1592), Korean general
  • Rip Van Dam (c. 1660–1749), acting governor of the Province of New York from 1731 to 1732


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Rip Hunter, a DC Comics character
  • Rip Kirby, title character of the eponymous comic strip
  • Rip Van Winkle, title character of the eponymous story by Washington Irving



  • Rip, originally HMQS Paluma, an Australian gunboat scrapped in the 1950s
  • Rip, the name from 1947-1984 of HMAS Whyalla (J153), a decommissioned Australian corvette

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]