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Origin and Meaning of Dipper

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  • According to a user from Arizona, United States, the name Dipper means "Bright, source of guidance Generally referring to the constellations Ursa minor and major.".
  • According to a user from United Arab Emirates, the name Dipper is of English origin and means "Adventurous boy".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dip"per
  1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. A small grebe; the dabchick.
    2. The buffel duck.
    3. The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe.
    4. The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus).
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  1. Small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom
  2. Small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage
  3. A ladle that has a cup with a long handle
  4. A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
  5. A cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
  1. Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Cinclus that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom.
  2. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids.
  3. (India) the control in a vehicle that switches between high-beam and low-beam, especially when used to signal other vehicles.
  4. (slang) A pickpocket.
  5. Any snack food intended to be dipped in sauce.
  6. (historical) A person employed in a tin plate works to coat steel plates in molten tin by dipping them.

Notable Persons Named Dipper

Dipper Pines is a part-time employee at the mystery shack and part-time contract.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dipper

Alfred Dipper is a cricketer.


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  • How unique is the name Dipper? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Dipper was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Dipper: Your name in reverse order is Reppid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irdppe. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Dipper born Apr 23, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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