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What does Cleveland mean?

Cleveland Pronunciation of Cleveland [cleve-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.

Associated with: old english.


Cleveland has 6 variants: Cleaveland, Cleavland, Cleavon, Cleon, Cleve and Clevon.

Related boy name: Cleavant.

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Middle name pairings:
Cleveland Zaylen (C.Z.), ..

How popular is Cleveland?

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 (#1056 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cleveland reached its highest position of #188 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Cleve and Cleon are the prominent variation forms of Cleveland. These forms of Cleveland reached the height of their popularity 135 years ago (median #583).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caelan, Clayland, Cleevant (see Cleavant), Cleevont (see Cleavant), Clemens, Clement, Cortland, Courtland, Derland, Devland, Freeland, Leeland, Leland, Leyland, Moreland, Newland, Roeland and Ryeland. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cleveland.

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