What does Cliff mean?
Cliff \c-li-ff\ as a boys' 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 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 popularity of Cliff for boys. Cliff reached its apex position of #501 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 usage of the boy name Cliff and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Cliff rated in the Top 1000 are Clifton, Clifford and Cleve. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.7098%) and has become significantly less since, with the versions Cleve, Cliff, Clifford and Clifton becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)