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Clifford meaning and name origin
Clifford \c-liffo-rd, cl(if)-ford\ as a boy's name is pronounced KLIF-erd. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Clifford is "cliff-side ford". Surname used as given name from the 17th century. Literary: Clifford the Big Red Dog is the hero of many children's books. Playwright Clifford Odets.
Clifford has 4 variant forms: Cliff, Clyff, Clyfford and Clyford.
Baby names that sound like Clifford are Guilford and Gilford.
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Popularity of Clifford
Clifford is a very popular first name for men (#149 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1630 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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