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What does Radcliffe mean?

Radcliffe Pronunciation of Radcliffe [rad-cliffe] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and Radcliffe means "red cliff". Radcliffe is an alternate spelling of Radcliff (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, red.


Radcliffe has 1 variant: Radclyffe.

2 more related forms via Radcliff: Ratcliff and Ratcliffe.

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Middle name pairings:
Radcliffe Roland (R.R.), ..

How popular is Radcliffe?

Radcliffe is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5362 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Radcliffe has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Radcliffe name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cliffe, Radlee, Stancliffe, Stanclyffe, Stanscliffe (see Stancliff), Sutcliffe and Wycliffe. Like Radcliffe, these names are not commonly used.

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