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.
1 more alternative form via Cliff: Cliffe.Creative forms:
(male) Clifan, Cliflin, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Clifton Charles (C.C.), ..
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)
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. 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.