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What does Cleeve mean?

Cleeve Pronunciation of Cleeve [cleeve] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Cleeve means "cliff". Cleeve is a version of Cleavant (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english.


3 related forms via Cleavant: Cleavon, Cleevant and Cleevont.

Creative forms:
(male) Calve, Cleece, ..

(female) Cleene, Cleere, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cleeve Dominick (C.D.), ..

How popular is Cleeve?

Cleeve is an uncommon given name for men. Cleeve is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cleeve has not made it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleeve name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cleeve outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cleeve is alike in pronunciation to Cleve, Clive and Clyve. Other recommended names are Carewe, Chevy, Cheyne, Claes, Claire, Clare, Clarke, Claude, Clause, Clayre, Cleante, Cleary, Clem, Clemens, Clement, Clemente, Clemmie (see Clement), Clemmy, Cleneth (see Cleanth), Cleo, Cleon, Clerc, Clerk, Clete, Cletis, Cleto, Cletos, Cletus, Clevon, Cliffe, Cloyce, Clyde, Clyffe (see Cliff), Colbee, Coree (see Corey), Cree, Creed, Creek, Crewe, Herve, Olave, Reave, Reeve, Reve and Steve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cleeve.

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