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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.

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


Popularity

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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cliff for boys (2014 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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cliff, Clifford and Clifton. (2014 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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