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Cliff 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.
Baby names that sound like Cliff are Cleve and Clyve.
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Popularity of Cliff
Cliff is a somewhat popular first name for men (#612 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#14671 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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