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Clio meaning and name origin
Clio \c-lio\ as a girl's name is pronounced KLY-oh. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Clio is "glory". From Kleio (which derives from "kleos"), a name from mythology of the muse of historical poetry. There are nine muses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and each represents an art or science. Calliope (epic poetry), Terpsichore (choral song and dance), and Thalis (comedy) have survived as given names. Also used as a variant of Cleo, nickname of Cleopatra and short form of Cliona.
Clio has 2 variant forms: Cleo and Klio.
For more information, see also the related name Clea.
Baby names that sound like Clio are Clo, Cali, Calie and Cloe.
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Popularity of Clio
Clio is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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