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What does Clyfford mean?

Clyfford Pronunciation of Clyfford [clyf-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and Clyfford means "cliff-side ford". Clyfford is an alternate form of Clifford (Old English).

Associated with: old english, ford (river).


Clyfford has 1 variant: Clyford.

1 more related form via Clifford: Clyff.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Clyfford Tyrone (C.T.), ..

How popular is Clyfford?

Clyfford is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Clyfford is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Clyfford (outside Top 2000) is Clifford (#1241 via latest list). This form of Clyfford was favored as a baby name 115 years ago (#63) and is now much less widespread. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aldford (see Alford), Alford, Allford, Blanford, Bufford, Byford, Claiborn, Clayborn, Clyffe (see Cliff), Clyffton (see Clifton), Clyfton (see Clifton), Cranford, Crawford, Elford, Ellford (see Elford), Gifford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Jefford, Lynford, Rayford, Rufford (see Ruford), Safford, Stafford, Swynford (see Swinford), Twyford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clyfford.

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