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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.

Clinton has 3 variant forms: Clint, Clintt and Klint.


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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Clinton for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Clinton and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Clint and Clinton. (2015 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 suggested similar baby name is Clifton. Like Clinton, this name is not commonly used.


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