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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #374 most popular

What does the name "Clifford" mean?

Clifford (English): From the cliff ford

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

C is for caring, your finest trait.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

F is for fair, always honest and true.

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Your name in reverse order is "Droffilc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iflofdrc". 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.

How popular is the name "Clifford" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Clifford" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 11 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of 2,352 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Clifford popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Clifford in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Clifford

Method Man

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


Cliff Burton

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


Cliff Curtis

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


Cliff Williams

Cliff Williams is a musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Cliff was born in 1949 as Clifford Williams in Romford, Essex, England.


Cliff Compton

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


Clifford Robinson

Clifford was born in 1966.


Past life for Clifford born Sep 18, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.