Clive - boys name

Clive name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Clive name meaning:

The name Clive is of English origin and has a strong and distinguished meaning. It is derived from the Old English word "clif" which means "a high cliff or slope." As a name, Clive is often associated with strength, power, and resilience. It carries connotations of someone who is brave and courageous, someone who can weather the storms of life and overcome challenges.

A boy named Clive is likely to embody these qualities, displaying a sense of determination and fearlessness. He may be seen as a natural leader, someone who is not afraid to take risks and forge ahead, even in difficult situations. The name Clive also suggests a connection to nature, evoking imagery of majestic cliffs and breathtaking landscapes, which adds to its sense of adventure and power. Overall, the name Clive is a strong and masculine name that exudes confidence and resilience.

Origin: English

Form of Clifford. From a steep cliff.

Related names

Clifford , Cliff, Clive , Clyff, Clyfford

Other boys names beginning with C


Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Clive

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