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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Stipe
The stalk or petiole of a frond, as of a fern.The stalk of a pistil.The trunk of a tree.The stem of a fungus or mushroom.

Etymology: L. stipes a stock, post, branch: cf. F. stipe

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  1. Supporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap

From French stipe, from Latin stipes (“a stock, post, branch”).

  1. The stem of a mushroom, kelp, etc.
  2. The trunk of a tree.
  3. The caudicle within the pollinarium of an orchid flower
  4. The petiole of the frond of a fern or palm

stipe was also found in the following language(s): West Frisian

Notable Persons Named Stipe

Stipe was born on August 19th, 1982 in Euclid, Ohio, U.S.


Stipe Perica is a soccer player for the Udinese Calcio, NK Zadar, Chelsea F.C., NAC Breda, Croatia national under-19 football team, Croatia national under-20 football team, and Croatia national under-21 football team. Stipe was born on July 7th, 1995 in Škabrnja.


Stipe Pletikosa is a soccer player for the Deportivo de La Coruña, HNK Hajduk Split, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Spartak Moscow, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., FC Rostov, and Croatia national under-17 football team. Stipe was born on January 8th, 1979 in Split, Croatia.


Stipe Erceg is an actor. Stipe was born on October 30th, 1974 in Split, Croatia.


Stipe was born on June 8th, 1973 in Makarska.


Stipe Plazibat is a soccer player for the Hougang United FC, NK Solin, HNK Šibenik, NK Dugopolje, FK Rabotnički, F.C. Gifu, and V-Varen Nagasaki. Stipe was born on August 31st, 1989 in Split, Croatia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Stipe

Michael Stipe is an alternative rock, college rock, and jangle pop musician, songwriter, producer, visual artist, and visual arts. He plays Gibson SG. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Michael was given the name John Michael Stipe on January 4th, 1960 in Decatur, Georgia, United States.


Lynda Stipe is a post-punk and jangle pop musician. She was most prominent from 1981 to 1981. Lynda was given the name Lynda L. Stipe on September 30th, 1962 in Decatur, Georgia, United States.


Gene Stipe was an Oklahoma Legislature. Gene was born on October 21st, 1926 in Blanco, Oklahoma. He passed away on July 21st, 2012.


Reginald was born in 1883. He passed away in 1976.


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Popularity of Stipe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stipe U.S.
  White 86.11% 64.26%
  African American 8.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stipe

People with the last name Stipe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Stipe

  • How Popular is the name Stipe? As a last name Stipe was the 18,278th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Stipe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Stipe is Thursday, August 15th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Stipe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Stipe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Stipe: Your name in reverse order is Epits. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eispt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stipe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,519 people with the last name Stipe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stipe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Stipe as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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