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What does Clyff mean?

Clyff Pronunciation of Clyff [clyff] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the name Clyff means "cliff-side slope". Clyff is an alternate spelling of Cliff (Old English): form of Clifford and Clifton.

Associated with: old english, slope (mountain).


Clyff has 2 variants: Cliffe and Clyffe.

2 more relations via Cliff, Clifford: Clyfford and Clyford.

Creative forms:
(male) Calff, Clayff, ..

(female) Clyda, Clyna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clyff Finn (C.F.), ..

How popular is Clyff?

Clyff is a rare given name for males. Clyff is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Clyff (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Clifford (#1241 from current records) and Cliff. Adoption of these forms of Clyff was widespread among parents in the 1900s (usage of 0.3%) and is now much lower, with forms such as Clifford becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cliff, Clifford in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Clift, Clyde, Clyve and Olaff. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clyff.

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