When Johann Ferdinand Lippe was born on 20 April 1923, in Lünen, Hamm, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Anton Ferdinand Lippe, was 40 and his mother, Anna Maria Welling, was 30. He died on 2 October 1944, in Rehbüsch, Hollnich, Prüm, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 21.
German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the duchy of Lippe, which became an independent state in the 12th century.
German: variant of Lipp 3.
German: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Lippe river in Westphalia.