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What does Clyve mean?

Clyve Pronunciation of Clyve [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): last name and place name.

Associated with: old english, slope (mountain).


Clyve has 1 variant: Cleve.

Creative forms:
(male) Calve, Clyne, ..

(female) Clyce, Clyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
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?

with its source form and related boy names. 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 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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