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What does Clayborne mean?

Clayborne Pronunciation of Clayborne as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Clayborne is "brook near a clay-bed; border near a clay-bed". Place name. Also form of Clayton.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, brook (river), clay (earth)


VARIANTS Claiborn, Claiborne, Clay, Claybourne, Clayburn, Klaiborn, Klaibourne



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How popular is Clayborne?

Clayborne is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#15563 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Claiborne, Clay (#687 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) and Clayton (#253) are the popular related forms of Clayborne (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Clayborne was at its peak in the year 2000 (AVERAGE #849) and is somewhat lower today (#980, 39.1% LESS USAGE). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claiborne, Clay, Clayton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Clayborne is pronounced similarly to Claibourn, Claibourne, Clayborn and Claybourn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Blackburne, Blayne, Cairne, Carne, Caydon, Chayne, Claire, Clare, Clarke, Claron, Clarons (see Clarence), Claronz, Clarrie, Claudon (see Claude), Claxton, Clayland, Clayre, Clyford (see Clifford), Coburne (see Coburn), Cockburne, Colbourne, Crayne, Crayton, Dearburne, Milborne (see Milburn), Millborne (see Milburn), Osborne, Radborne, Radbourne (see Radburn), Radburne, Raeborne (see Rayburn), Rayborn, Raybourne, Rayburne (see Rayburn), Sanborne (see Sanborn), Sanburne (see Sanborn), Sherborne (see Sherborn), Swynborne (see Swinburne) and Welborne. Like Clayborne, these names are not commonly used.

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