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What does Ratcliffe mean?

Ratcliffe Pronunciation of Ratcliffe [rat-cliffe] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Ratcliffe is "red cliff". Ratcliffe is a variant form of Radcliff (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, red.


Ratcliffe has 1 variant: Ratcliff.

2 more related forms via Radcliff: Radcliffe and Radclyffe.

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Middle name pairings:
Ratcliffe Bradyn (R.B.), ..

How popular is Ratcliffe?

Ratcliffe is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#7411 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ratcliffe has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cliffe, Northcliffe (see Northcliff), Ritchie, Stancliffe, Stanclyffe, Stanscliffe (see Stancliff), Sutcliff, Sutcliffe and Wycliffe. Like Ratcliffe, these names are not frequently used.

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