Meaning and name origin
Cleveland \c-levela-nd, cl(e)-ve-land\ as a boy's 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 males (#545 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#907 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cleveland for boys. Cleveland reached its highest rank of #188 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cleveland and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cleveland, Cleve and Cleon. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).