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.
Clinton is a very popular first name for males (#239 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1706 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Clinton for boys. Clinton reached its highest rank of #156 in the U.S. in 1980-1989 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Clinton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Clinton (#923) and Clint. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Clifton. Like Clinton, this name is not commonly used.