What does Clifton mean?
Clifton [clifton] as a boys' name is pronounced KLIF-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Clifton is "town by the cliff". Surname used as given name. Sometimes used as an expanded form of Cliff.
Clifton has 1 more alternative form via Cliff: Cliffe.Creative forms:
(male) Clifan, Cliflin, ..
(female) Clifie, Clifne, .. Middle name pairings:
Clifton Marcus (C.M.), ..
How popular is Clifton?
Clifton is a very prominent first name for males (#279 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1320 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Clifton for boys. Clifton reached its peak position of #153 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #1493. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Clifton and related names. The only other prominent varying form of Clifton (#1493 from recent data) is Cliff. These forms of Clifton were popular as baby names in the 1900s (usage of 0.1%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.01%, ▼94%), with versions such as Clifton becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Affton (see Afton), Afton, Alison, Alisson, Allston, Allton, Alston, Alton▼, Blanton, Briton, Britton, Caidon, Carlton▼, Carston, Caxton, Chelton, Cheston, Chilton, Claron, Claudon (see Claude), Claxton, Clayton, Cleavon, Cleon, Cleto, Cletos, Clevon, Clifford▼, Clint▼, Clinton▼, Clintt (see Clinton), Clitus, Coleton, Collton, Colston, Colton▲, Cotton, Crayton, Crichton, Cristen, Criston, Cristos, Croffton (see Crofton), Crofton, Eifion, Eliron, Elison, Elisson, Ellston, Ellton, Elston, Elton▼, Glenton, Griffon, Hilton▼, Klayton, Linton, Litton, Milton▼, Platon, Quinton, Riston, Sefton, Shipton, Swinton, Tilton, Triston▼, Triton, Vinton, Wilton▼, Winton and Wriston. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clifton.See names in meaning and etymology.