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What does Clinton mean?

Clinton \c-lin-ton, cl(i)-nton\ 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.


Variations

Clinton has 3 variants: Clint, Clintt and Klint.


Popularity

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 (#1706 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Clinton for boys. Clinton reached its peak rank of #156 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is currently at #923. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clinton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clinton outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Clinton and related names. Clint is the only other prominent related form of Clinton (#923 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex during 1970-1979 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Clinton and Clint becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clint, Clinton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clinton and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Clifton. Like Clinton, this name is not frequently used.

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