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Meaning and name origin
Clinton \c-lin-ton, cl(i)-nton\ as a boy's 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.
A suggested similar baby name is Clifton.
Clinton is a very popular first name for males (#239 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1706 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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