What does Cleveland mean?
Cleveland \c-levela-nd, cl(e)-ve-land\ as a boys' name is pronounced KLEEV-land. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cleveland is "land of cliffs; hilly area". Place name. Several towns were named after American President Grover Cleveland. Writer Cleveland Amory.
For more information, see also the related boy name Cleavant.
Cleveland is a very popular first name for men (#545 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#907 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Cleveland for boys. Cleveland reached its highest position of #188 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Cleveland and related names. Cleve and Cleon are the prominent variation forms of Cleveland appearing in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during 1880-1889 and has become much less popular since, with the forms Cleveland and Cleve becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)