Clifton

Clifton - A very unique male name



  Aug 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clifton, meaning place on a cliff, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #172. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clifton and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clifton? 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 Clifton. The baby boy name Clifton was given to 80 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1314 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 20,513 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clifton peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1912 on position 147.



Famous with this name

Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton MaCabe Murray
M.E. Clifton James


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Clifton is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clifton is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #256 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,837.

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 Clifton is where you live.


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Clifton origin and meaning

Clifton is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means place on a cliff. To see famous people named Clifton, pop culture references for the name Clifton and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clifton

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

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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
20121314
20111634
20101459
20091383
20081459
20071195
20061261
20051026
2004998
2003970
2002984
2001783
2000714
1999731
1998691
1997703
1996681
1995674
1994644
1993582
1992531
1991481
1990467
1989414
1988377
1987349
1986327
1985314
1984305
1983315
1982288
1981268
1980270
1979268
1978240
1977249
1976236
1975187
1974259
1973316
1972301
1971305
1970298
1969296
1968280
1967282
1966278
1965289
1964268
1963276
1962261
1961269
1960274
1959263
1958249
1957234
1956233
1955227
1954216
1953216
1952216
1951210
1950202
1949204
1948208
1947204
1946215
1945202
1944198
1943188
1942199
1941204
1940202
1939195
1938199
1937195
1936197
1935196
1934189
1933179
1932183
1931190
1930187
1929180
1928182
1927167
1926167
1925172
1924171
1923165
1922169
1921160
1920155
1919151
1918151
1917160
1916157
1915148
1914150
1913150
1912147
1911166
1910172

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi256
Maryland498
Virginia640
Louisiana742
Tennessee780
Ohio1070
Georgia1080
Pennsylvania1186
Florida1299
Texas1574
New York1837

Even more about Clifton


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 Clifton 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 Clifton?

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
1912
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Clifton
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 20,513
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +80

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