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What does Cleavant mean?

Cleavant Pronunciation of Cleavant [clea-vant] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cleavant is "cliff". Place name. Related to Cleveland. Actors Cleavant Derricks, Cleavon Little.

Associated with: old english, little.


Cleavant has 4 variants: Cleavon, Cleevant, Cleeve and Cleevont.

3 more relations via Cleavon, Cleveland: Cleaveland, Cleavland and Clevon.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Cleavant Killian (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cleavant?

Cleavant is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Cleavant is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Cleveland is the only prominent varying form of Cleavant (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Cleavant reached its peak during 1880-1889 (#188), but now, Cleveland has become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleveland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beavan, Cadan, Caedan, Caelan, Caetano, Cahan, Cahane, Calan, Cavan, Chanan, Chayan, Chayann, Cheval, Chevall, Ciaran, Claas, Claran, Clarance, Clarens, Claron, Clarons (see Clarence), Claronz, Claudan, Clayland, Cleander, Cleandro, Cleante, Cleanth, Cleanto (see Cleanth), Cleary, Clemens, Clement, Clemente, Clemmons, Cleofas, Cleofaso, Cleon, Cleve, Clianth, Clint, Coleman, Conant, Constant, Craven, Crizant, Ferrant, Gerant, Guerrant, Jeavan, Jerant, Klement, Levant, Tenant and Tennant. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cleavant.

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