Illustration of purple tombstone with yellow, black, red and grey accents on a black background. Button also has silver glitter underneath plastic coating.
RIP, or "rest in peace," comes from the Latin Requiescant in pace. The phrase is commonly associated with Christianity, as it has been used on Christian tombs and headstones since the 18th century, but is has also been found inscribed in Hebrew on graves dating back to the 1st century BC. It is still widely used on headstones today both with and without religious connotations.