What does Clinton mean?
Clinton [clin-ton] as a boys' name is pronounced KLIN-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Clinton is "fenced settlement". Surname and place name from Glympton in Oxfordshire or Glinton in Northants. An illustrious 18th-century governor of New York, De Witt Clinton, left his name on many New York City locations. American President Bill Clinton; actor Clint Eastwood; singer Clint Black.
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How popular is Clinton?
Clinton is a very popular first name for males (#239 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2118 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Clinton for boys. Clinton reached its peak rank of #157 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1009. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the ranking of Clinton and related names. Clint (#1445 in recent rankings) is the only other prominent related form of Clinton (#1009 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Clinton was widespread 5 decades ago (average #201) and has become significantly less since (#1227, ▼89%), with forms such as Clint falling out of fashion.
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