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Boy Names Starting with Cl-

Cl- baby names and what they mean, with 35 results. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest a century ago (USAGE OF 2.54%) and is now significantly lower (USAGE 0.21%, 92%), with names like Clifton going out of style. Clark (#377) is the most chic boy name in this compilation, while Clausen (TOP 2%) and Cleaves (10%) are common Cl- last names. Here is the list of Cl- names for girls.

Cl- names

Claas - Clement | Cleon - Clyde

Claas - Clement

Nicholas and variants

Claus1, Claes1, Claas
Forms of Nicholas. From Greek word. "People of victory." Claas (cf. Cintas, Canadas) is a popular -as suffix surname.

Claiborne and variants

Claiborne1, var. Claybourne1, Claybourn, Clayborne1, Clayborn, Claibourn, Claibourne, Claiborn1
Stems fr. French, German, Old English elements. "Boundary with clover; boundary of clay." Less used today. Claiborne was the variant last listed (1940-1949) in the Top 2000.

Clair and variants

Clair1, var. Claro, Clare1, Claire1
Masculine form of Claire (Latin) "bright". Claro is novel as a baby name among the versions of Clair.

Clancy, var. Claney, Clancey
Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Son of Flannchadh." Clancy, Clancey and Claney are barely found as first names.

Clare2, var. Clayre, Clarey, Claire2, Clair2
.. In Thomas Hardy's tragic novel Tess .. Clair (TOP 5%), Claire (15%), Clare (5%) and Clarey (17%) exist commonly as last names.

Clarence and variants

Clarence, var. Clarry, Clarrie1, Clarrence, Clarrance, Clarons, Claronz, Claron, Clarens, Clarance, Claran
Source fr. Latin word. "One who lives near the River Clare." Usage of Clarence, Clarrie, etc. as boys' names in 2018 was 14.3% more than a year ago.

Clark and variants

Clark, var. Clerk, Clerc, Clarke
Derived fr. Latin. "Cleric, clerk." Clark and Clarke are more prevalent as birth names compared to Clerc, Clerk.

Source fr. Latin word. "One who lives near the River Clare." Calrie and Claurie are creative forms.

Claude and variants

Claude, var. Clodomiro, Clodo, Clodito, Claudon, Claudio, Claudius, Claudino, Claudien, Claudicio, Claudell, Claidianus, Claudan, Claud
Source fr. Latin. "Lame." Less used today. Claudio was the version last found (2009) in the Top 2000.

Claus2, var. Clause, Claes2
Origin fr. German, Greek. "People of victory." Somewhat common as children's names, Clause, Claus, etc. are comparable to the conventional Claude.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Claiborne, Clair, Claire, Clarance, Clare

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clarence, Clark, Clarke, Claud, Claude

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Claudio, Claudius, Claus, Clay, Clayton

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clem, Clemens, Clement, Clemente, Clemmie

Source fr. Old English. "Clark's town." Claxton is unusual as a baby name. See also Caxton.


Based on Old English language. Occupational or place name involving clay .. A conventional children's name (#687 THE PAST YEAR), Clay also exists frequently as a surname. See also Cal.

Clayborne and variants

Clayborne2, var. Clayburn1, Claybourne2, Clay2, Claiborne2, Claiborn2
Source fr. Old English. "Brook near a clay-bed." Claiborne and Clay are more popular as baby names among the variations of Clayborne.

Derivative of Old English element. "Land of clay." Unique. Clayland, like Cleaveland, ends with the androgynous-sounding -nd.

Clayton and variants

Clayton, var. Clayburn2, Clayborne3, Clay3, Claiborne3
Source fr. Old English language. "Clay settlement." Claiborne (TOP 4%), Clay (1%), Clayborne (10%), Clayburn (19%) and Clayton (1%) are found regularly as surnames.

Combined name .. Cleander is not in the Top 2000. See also Cleandro.

Cleanth, var. Clianthes, Clianth, Cleneth, Cleanto, Cleanthes, Cleante, Cleandro
Origin fr. Greek. .. Critic Cleanth Brooks. Scarce. Cleanth and variants are not found in the US Census.

Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Learned one." Not in Top 2000.

Cleavant, var. Cleevont, Cleeve, Cleevant, Cleavon
Stems fr. Old English word. "Cliff." Outside Top 2000.

Clement and variants

Clement, var. Clemmy, Clemmons, Clemmie, Clementius, Clemente, Clementino, Clemens, Clemencio, Clem
From Latin element. "Merciful." Clem (TOP 3%), Clemens (2%), Clement (1%), Clemente (3%) and Clemmons (3%) exist often as surnames.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Cl- names for boys.

1. Claas - Clement
Nicholas [Claus, Claes, Claas], Claiborne [Claiborn, Clayborn, Claybourn, Clayborne, Claibourn, Claybourne, Claibourne], Clair [Claro, Clare, Claire], Clancy [Claney, Clancey], Clare [Clair, Clayre, Clarey, Claire], Clarence [Claron, Clarry, Clarrie, Claronz, Clarons, Clarens, Clarrence, Clarrance, ..], Clark [Clerk, Clerc, Clarke], Clarrie, Claude [Clodo, Clodito, Claudon, Claudio, Claudius, Claudino, Claudien, Clodomiro, ..], Claus [Claes, Clause], Claxton, Clay, Clayborne [Clay, Clayburn, Claiborn, Claiborne, Claybourne], Clayland, Clayton [Clay, Clayburn, Clayborne, Claiborne], Cleander, Cleanth [Clianth, Cleneth, Cleanto, Cleante, Cleandro, Clianthes, Cleanthes], Cleary, Cleavant [Cleeve, Cleavon, Cleevont, Cleevant], Clement [Clemmy, Clemmie, Clemens, Clemmons, Clemente, Clemencio, Clementius, Clementino, ..]

Cleon, Cleophas [Cleo, Cleofas, Cleophus, Cleofaso], Anacletus [Cleto, Cletus], Cletus [Cleo, Clete, Cleon, Clitus, Cletos, Cletis, Cleytus], Cleveland [Cleve, Cleon, Clevon, Cleavon, Cleavland, Cleaveland], Cliff [Clyff, Clyffe, Cliffe], Clifford [Clyff, Cliff, Clyford, Clyfford], Clifton [Clift, Cliff, Clyfton, Clyffton, Clyffeton, Cliffeton], Clinton [Clint, Clintt], Clitus, Clive [Clyve, Cleve, Cleavon], Clovis [Clovio, Clovito, Clodoveo, Clovisito], Cloy [Cloyd, Cloyce], Cluny, Clyde [Clydell]

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