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What does Clifton mean?

Meaning of the name CliftonCliftCliftenClyftunCliffieClifftonClyffordCliffClyfftonCliftunClyfton

[ 2 syll. clif-ton, cl-ift-on ] The baby boy name Clifton is pronounced as KLIHF-TahN †. Clifton is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning town by a cliff. It is from the elements 'clif' meaning cliff, riverbank, slope ; 'tun' town, settlement, homestead. The first name is derived from the surname, which is in turn from a nickname given to one who lived near a town on a cliff, or in a place so named in Old English. The name is more recent than Clifford, and it could also have originated as an elaborated form of Cliff.

Cliffton, Clift, Cliften, Cliftun, Clyfford, Clyffton, Clyfton, and Clyftun are variant transcriptions of Clifton.

Cliffie (English pet form) and Cliff (English short form) are other variants of Clifton.

See also the related categories, town (village), homestead (land), and cliff.

Clifton is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1915 with 0.093% of baby boys being given the name Clifton. Its ranking then was #144. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Among all boy names in its group, Clifton was nonetheless the most widely used in 2017.

† Pronunciation for Clifton: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

A famous person named Clifton is Author, Clifton Fadiman, born 15 May 1902 - 20 June 1999, Brooklyn, New York.


Meaning of Clifton Meaning of Cliff Meaning of Cliffie Meaning of Clyfton Meaning of Clyffton Meaning of Clyfford Meaning of Cliftun Meaning of Cliften Meaning of Clift Meaning of Cliffton Meaning of Clyftun Meaning of Clifford Meaning of Clive Meaning of Radcliff
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