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What does Clyve mean?

Clyve Pronunciation of Clyve as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and Clyve means "cliff, slope". Clyve is a variant form of Clive (Old English): family name and place name.

ASSOCIATED WITH Cl-, old english, slope (mountain)



(male) Calve, ..

(female) Clyce, ..

Clyve Marek (C.M.), ..

How popular is Clyve?

Clyve is a rare given name for men. Clyve is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Clive (#1809 VIA LATEST LIST) and Cleve are the prominent varying forms of Clyve (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Adoption of these relations of Clyve reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #1091) and has become significantly lower since, with the form Cleve becoming somewhat dated. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleve, Clive in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Clyve is alike in pronunciation to Cleeve. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cayce, Cayle, Clare, Clayre, Clete, Cloyce, Clyde, Clyff, Clyffe (see Cliff), Coye, Coyle, Coyne and Olave. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clyve.

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