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Clifford

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the cliff ford
  • #374 All Time
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How popular is the name "Clifford" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 133 6 127
1881 118 8 110
1882 160 5 155 #94 boy name
1883 149 11 138 #100 boy name
1884 157 7 150
1885 144 5 139
1886 180 8 172 #95 boy name
1887 173 8 165 #91 boy name
1888 201 7 194 #92 boy name
1889 215 13 202 #87 boy name
1890 219 12 207 #83 boy name
1891 206 10 196 #81 boy name
1892 255 15 240 #80 boy name
1893 288 19 269 #71 boy name
1894 314 7 307 #65 boy name
1895 290 18 272 #72 boy name
1896 323 12 311 #66 boy name
1897 295 10 285 #68 boy name
1898 326 9 317 #67 boy name
1899 305 8 297 #62 boy name
1900 424 15 409 #66 boy name
1901 294 12 282 #69 boy name
1902 348 22 326 #71 boy name
1903 357 9 348 #61 boy name
1904 376 15 361 #66 boy name
1905 427 7 420 #61 boy name
1906 429 16 413 #63 boy name
1907 457 12 445 #65 boy name
1908 528 13 515 #58 boy name
1909 570 34 536 #57 boy name
1910 571 20 551 #66 boy name
1911 717 23 694 #62 boy name
1912 1,371 26 1,345 #62 boy name
1913 1,545 25 1,520 #68 boy name
1914 1,993 33 1,960 #62 boy name
1915 2,771 30 2,741 #61 boy name
1916 2,822 55 2,767 #61 boy name
1917 3,027 58 2,969 #59 boy name
1918 3,338 39 3,299 #60 boy name
1919 3,091 52 3,039 #60 boy name
1920 3,348 56 3,292 #59 boy name
1921 3,309 47 3,262 #62 boy name
1922 3,200 43 3,157 #63 boy name
1923 3,140 34 3,106 #65 boy name
1924 3,288 39 3,249 #64 boy name
1925 3,478 49 3,429 #59 boy name
1926 3,239 49 3,190 #62 boy name
1927 3,069 40 3,029 #65 boy name
1928 2,903 46 2,857 #68 boy name
1929 2,718 43 2,675 #72 boy name
1930 2,731 35 2,696 #73 boy name
1931 2,478 29 2,449 #75 boy name
1932 2,313 29 2,284 #85 boy name
1933 2,187 27 2,160 #86 boy name
1934 2,332 18 2,314 #85 boy name
1935 2,280 19 2,261 #88 boy name
1936 2,154 20 2,134 #90 boy name
1937 2,246 18 2,228 #90 boy name
1938 2,289 15 2,274 #89 boy name
1939 2,313 22 2,291 #88 boy name
1940 2,195 11 2,184 #94 boy name
1941 2,382 18 2,364 #94 boy name
1942 2,553 19 2,534 #95 boy name
1943 2,678 19 2,659 #94 boy name
1944 2,413 17 2,396 #99 boy name
1945 2,391 10 2,381 #99 boy name
1946 2,630 15 2,615 #100 boy name
1947 3,005 17 2,988
1948 2,809 16 2,793
1949 2,913 9 2,904
1950 2,954 10 2,944 #100 boy name
1951 3,172 18 3,154
1952 3,341 23 3,318 #99 boy name
1953 3,165 14 3,151
1954 3,161 23 3,138
1955 3,007 10 2,997
1956 2,919 11 2,908
1957 2,907 18 2,889
1958 2,826 10 2,816
1959 2,543 15 2,528
1960 2,489 20 2,469
1961 2,352 15 2,337
1962 2,193 10 2,183
1963 2,215 17 2,198
1964 2,035 13 2,022
1965 1,831 9 1,822
1966 1,620 8 1,612
1967 1,531 15 1,516
1968 1,616 6 1,610
1969 1,525 17 1,508
1970 1,591 10 1,581
1971 1,399 20 1,379
1972 1,281 14 1,267
1973 1,180 5 1,175
1974 1,155 5 1,150
1975 1,132 8 1,124
1976 1,072 6 1,066
1977 981 7 974
1978 1,012 10 1,002
1979 1,054 8 1,046
1980 1,228 14 1,214
1981 1,193 14 1,179
1982 1,148 9 1,139
1983 987 12 975
1984 1,008 12 996
1985 902 9 893
1986 876 9 867
1987 763 9 754
1988 770 6 764
1989 774 0 774
1990 699 0 699
1991 592 7 585
1992 538 0 538
1993 475 0 475
1994 402 0 402
1995 357 0 357
1996 356 0 356
1997 323 0 323
1998 267 0 267
1999 293 0 293
2000 224 0 224
2001 238 0 238
2002 197 0 197
2003 175 0 175
2004 215 0 215
2005 190 0 190
2006 168 0 168
2007 181 0 181
2008 163 0 163
2009 144 0 144
2010 142 0 142
2011 134 0 134
2012 138 0 138
2013 137 0 137
2014 119 0 119

Want to know about the populiarty of Clifford? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 188,666 babies born with the name Clifford in the United States. That's more than enough Cliffords to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 133 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Clifford" was in 1925 with a total of 3,429 babies. (That's a lot of baby Cliffords)

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Clifford" ranks #48 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 83 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 3,478 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Clifford" mean? The list below shows the origins of Clifford as well as things modernly associated with the name Clifford such as celebrities named Clifford.

English

Origin and Meaning of Clifford

The name "Clifford" is of English origin, and it means "From the cliff ford". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Method Man

Method Man is a rapper, producer, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Method was born in 1971 as Clifford Smith in Hempstead, New York, U.S.

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Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton is a musician and songwriter specializing in heavy metal and thrash metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to 1986. Cliff was born in 1986 as Clifford Lee Burton in Castro Valley, California, United States.

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Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Cliff was born in 1968 as Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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Cliff Williams

Cliff Williams is a musician specializing in hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, rock and roll, progressive rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Cliff was born in 1949 as Clifford Williams in Romford, Essex, England.

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Cliff Compton

Cliff Compton is a professional wrestler. Cliff was born in 1979 as Clifford Compton in Nassau County, New York, United States.

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Clifford Robinson

Clifford was born in 1966.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

F is for future, always looking ahead.

F is for funny, humor suits you!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Droffilc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dfoficlr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Clifford born Apr 18, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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