Clifford

Clifford - A very unique male name



  Jun 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clifford, meaning lives near the ford by the cliff, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #65. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clifford and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clifford? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Clifford. The baby boy name Clifford was given to 84 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1280 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 19,536 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clifford peaked in popularity 100 years ago in 1917 on position 58.



Famous with this name

Franchesca Clifford
John Clifford
Clifford Turknett


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Clifford is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clifford is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #700 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,354.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Clifford is where you live.


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Clifford origin and meaning

Clifford is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lives near the ford by the cliff. To see famous people named Clifford, pop culture references for the name Clifford and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clifford

We've found the following names that sound similar to Clifford, sorted by popularity.

Claiborne / Calvert / Cleburne / Cleburn / Clayborn / Colbert / Clebert / Clayburn /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121280
20111431
20101203
20091238
20081102
20071103
20061132
2005933
2004824
2003983
2002846
2001750
2000762
1999625
1998668
1997580
1996549
1995547
1994502
1993455
1992430
1991381
1990348
1989307
1988299
1987289
1986255
1985256
1984222
1983226
1982214
1981209
1980205
1979219
1978214
1977223
1976205
1975199
1974193
1973192
1972186
1971184
1970176
1969184
1968167
1967173
1966168
1965163
1964161
1963150
1962150
1961149
1960140
1959139
1958128
1957130
1956122
1955118
1954112
1953101
195299
1951101
1950100
1949103
1948105
1947101
1946100
194599
194498
194394
194294
194193
194094
193988
193889
193790
193690
193589
193485
193386
193284
193175
193074
192971
192868
192765
192662
192559
192464
192365
192263
192162
192059
191960
191860
191758
191661
191561
191462
191366
191262
191159
191065

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama700
Missouri749
Ohio812
Louisiana851
Georgia882
Tennessee893
Washington947
Florida1021
Pennsylvania1185
Texas1239
California1354

Even more about Clifford


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Clifford a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Clifford?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1917
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Clifford
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 19,536
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +84

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