What does Clove mean?
Clove [clove] as a girls' name is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Clove is "nail". Botanical name: the spice (compare Cinnamon) that comes from the Latin word "clavus" meaning "nail", which the clove flower resembles. Also used as a short form of Clover.
Affiliated girl name: Anise.
1 alternative form via Cinnamon, Clover: Clova.Creative forms:
(female) Clone, Clore, ..
(male) Clone, Close, .. Middle name pairings:
Clove Kensley (C.K.), ..
How popular is Clove?
Clove is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#109328 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Clove (not ranked) are Clover (#1319 from recent data) and Cinnamon. These forms of Clove are at the apex of their popularity today. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Chloe▲, Chloee, Clare▲, Cleone, Cleva, Clo, Cloe▼, Cloey, Clora, Coe, Cole, Dove, Love, Olive and Tove. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clove.