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What does Cliff mean?


Name:
Cliff
Pronunciation:
\c-li-ff\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
cliff-side slope
Origin:
English
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Popularity

Cliff is a somewhat popular first name for men (#612 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14671 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Cliff \c-li-ff\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cliff is "cliff-side slope". Diminutive of Clifford and Clifton. Sometimes linked with Clive. Made popular in the 1950s by pop singer Cliff Richard. Actor Cliff Robertson. Cliff has 3 variant forms: Cliffe, Clyff and Clyffe. Baby names that sound like Cliff are Cleve and Clyve. View a list of the 15 names that reference Cliff.