What does Cliff mean?
Cliff /cliff/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cliff is "cliff-side slope".
(male) Caiff, Cliph, ..
(female) Clicy, Cliffra, ..
How popular is Cliff?
Cliff is a somewhat popular first name for males (#612 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#12058 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name history of Cliff for boys. Cliff reached its apex position of #502 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Cliff and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Cliff rated in the Top 2000 are Clifford (#1396 a year ago), Clifton (#1421), Clive (#1880) and Cleve. Other forms, like Clift, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Cliff was common 114 years ago (adoption of 0.42%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.02%, ▼96%).