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What does Cliffe mean?

Cliffe Pronunciation of Cliffe [cliffe] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Cliffe is "cliff-side slope". Cliffe is an alternate form of Cliff (Old English): short form of Clifford and Clifton.

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, slope (mountain)


VARIANTS Clyffe, Clyff

(male) Clayfe, Colfe, ..

(female) Clifne, ..

Cliffe Vincent (C.V.), ..

How popular is Cliffe?

Cliffe is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#52500 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Cliffe (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Cliff. Adoption of this relation of Cliffe reached its peak in the 1900s (USAGE OF 0.01%), but now, Cliff has become less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cliff in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caide, Caile, Caine, Cairde, Cairne, Claire, Clare, Clarke, Claude, Clause, Clayre, Cleeve, Clete, Cleve, Cliffeton (see Clifton), Clifford, Clift, Clifton, Clint, Clintt (see Clinton), Clitus, Clive, Cloyce, Clyde, Clyve, Coffen, Crofft, Fife, Fyffe, Keeffe and Wycliffe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cliffe.

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