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Meaning and name origin

Cliff \c-li-ff\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cliff is "cliff-side slope". Diminutive of Clifford and Clifton. Sometimes linked with Clive. Made popular in the 1950s by pop singer Cliff Richard. Actor Cliff Robertson.


Variations

Cliff has 3 variant forms: Cliffe, Clyff and Clyffe.


Popularity

Cliff is a somewhat popular first name for males (#612 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#14671 out of 88799, Top 17%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cliff for boys. Cliff reached its highest rank of #501 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cliff name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cliff and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Clifton, Clifford and Cliff. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cliff, Clifford, Clifton in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Clift. This name tends to be less commonly used than Cliff.

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