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What does Cleavon mean?

Cleavon Pronunciation of Cleavon [cleav-on] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the name Cleavon means "land of cliffs; hilly area; cliff, slope". Cleavon is a variant form of Cleavant (Old English): place name. Cleavon is also a variation of Cleveland (Old English). Cleavon is also used as a derivative of Clive (Old English).

Associated with: old english, slope (mountain).


Cleavon has 1 variant: Clevon.

6 more alternative forms via Cleavant, Cleveland, Clive: Cleavland, Cleevant, Cleeve, Cleevont, Cleon and Cleve.

Creative forms:
(male) Calvon, Cleavan, ..

(female) Cleavan, Cleavla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cleavon Geovanni (C.G.), ..

How popular is Cleavon?

Cleavon is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Cleavon is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Clive (#1809 from current records), Cleveland, Cleve and Cleon are the prominent varying forms of Cleavon (outside Top 2000). These relations of Cleavon were favored as birth names a century ago (usage of 0.1%) and are now much less widespread, with forms such as Cleve falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleon, Cleve, Cleveland, Clive in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aleron, Beacon, Beamon, Bevon, Bevvon (see Bevan), Cadon, Canon, Caron, Cason, Cavan, Chelton, Cheston, Chevron, Claran, Claro, Claron, Clarons (see Clarence), Claronz, Claudon (see Claude), Claxton, Clayton, Cleante, Cleanth, Cleanto (see Cleanth), Cleary, Clemmons, Cleo, Cleto, Cletos, Clifton, Clinton, Clyfton (see Clifton), Coleton, Craven, Creedon, Davon, Deacon, Deavon, Delvon, Dervon, Devon, Donavon, Glenavon, Glendon, Glennavon (see Glenavon), Glennon, Glenton, Javon, Jevon, Kealon, Keaton, Kelvon, Kevon, Kleon, Lavon, Levon, Melvon, Navon, Nealon, Nevon, Platon, Seaton, Shavon, Stevon, Tavon, Tevon, Travon, Trevon and Wheaton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cleavon.

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