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What does Clayburn mean?

Clayburn Pronunciation of Clayburn [clay-burn] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and Clayburn means "brook near a clay-bed; border near a clay-bed; clay settlement". Clayburn is a variant form of Clayborne (Old English): place name. Clayburn is also a derivative of Clayton (Old English).

Associated with: old english, brook (river), clay (earth).


Clayburn has 5 variants: Claiborn, Claiborne, Claybourne, Klaiborn and Klaibourne.

Creative forms:
(male) Caulburn, Culburn, ..

(female) Clayra, Clayvon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clayburn Terence (C.T.), ..

How popular is Clayburn?

Clayburn is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#28584 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Clayburn (outside Top 2000) are Clayton (#248 from recent data) and Claiborne. These forms of Clayburn were popular as baby names in the year 2000 (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.1%, 40.9%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claiborne, Clayton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clayburn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Clayburn is alike in pronunciation to Claibourn, Claibourne, Clayborn and Claybourn. Other suggested similar names are Albern, Ashburn, Auburn, Blackburn, Blagburn, Bradburn, Cairn, Calbert, Caydan, Cayden, Caydin, Chambers, Chayan, Chayann, Clair, Claire, Claran, Clare, Clark, Claro, Claron, Claud, Claudan, Claude, Claudien, Claudon (see Claude), Claus, Clause, Claxton, Clay, Clayland, Clayre, Cleytus, Clyford (see Clifford), Clyfton (see Clifton), Coburn, Coburne (see Coburn), Cockburn, Cockburne, Colbourn, Colburn, Collbourn (see Colburn), Collburn (see Colburn), Cranfurd (see Cranford), Crawfurd (see Crawford), Crayton, Dearborn, Dearbourn (see Dearborn), Jayvern, Maybury, Melburn, Milburn, Millburn, Osburn, Radborn (see Radburn), Radbourn (see Radburn), Radburn, Raeborn (see Rayburn), Raebourn (see Rayburn), Raeburn, Rayborn, Rayburn, Rayburne (see Rayburn), Sanborn, Sanbourn, Sanburn, Sherburn, Swinburn, Thorburn, Washburn and Wellburn (see Welborne). These names tend to be more commonly used than Clayburn.

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