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Clifton meaning and name origin
Clifton \c-lif-ton, cl(i)-fton\ as a boy's 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 6 variant forms: Cliff, Cliffeton, Clift, Clyffeton, Clyfton and Clyffton.
A baby name that sounds like Clifton is Clovito.
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Popularity of Clifton
Clifton is a very popular first name for men (#279 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1130 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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