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Cleo

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42k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cleo

"Cleo" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "To Praise, Acclaim". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Cleo

V. C. Andrews was a gothic fiction and family saga novelist. V. was given the name Cleo Virginia Andrews on June 6th, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S. She died on December 19th, 1986.

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Cleo King is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Cleo was given the name Harriet Cleo King on August 21st, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Cleo is also known as King and Harriet Cleo (birth name).

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Cleo was born on July 24th, 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Cléo is a soccer player for the Goiás Esporte Clube, Associação Atlética Batel, Esporte Clube Comercial (PR), C.D. Olivais e Moscavide, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Figueirense FC, Red Star Belgrade, FK Partizan, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., and Kashiwa Reysol. Cléo was born on August 9th, 1985 in Guarapuava.

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Cleo Higgins is a r&b, soul, pop, and contemporary r&b musician. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Cleo was given the name Cleopatra Madonna Higgins on April 30th, 1982. Cleo is also known as Cleo Higgins.

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Cleo Demetriou is an actress and singer. Cleo was given the name Cleopatra Demetriou on April 23rd, 2001 in Limassol.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cleo

Miss was given the name Youree Dell Harris on August 12th, 1962 in Los Angeles. Miss is also known as LaShawnda Williams, Corvette Mama, Elenore St. Julian, Desiree Canterlaw, Janet Snyder, Maria Delcampo, Christina Garcia, Cleomili Harris, and Youree Perris.

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Cléo is a soccer player for the Goiás Esporte Clube, Associação Atlética Batel, Esporte Clube Comercial (PR), C.D. Olivais e Moscavide, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Figueirense FC, Red Star Belgrade, FK Partizan, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., and Kashiwa Reysol. Cléo was born on August 9th, 1985 in Guarapuava.

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How popular is the baby name Cleo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 22 17 5
1881 23 23 0
1882 18 18 0
1883 26 26 0
1884 36 30 6
1885 40 32 8
1886 50 42 8
1887 43 37 6
1888 75 63 12
1889 77 70 7
1890 93 81 12
1891 86 76 10
1892 111 95 16
1893 143 122 21
1894 129 118 11
1895 144 125 19
1896 161 134 27
1897 155 131 24
1898 154 139 15
1899 143 132 11
1900 229 198 31
1901 186 160 26
1902 231 198 33
1903 261 221 40
1904 270 230 40
1905 297 248 49
1906 290 238 52
1907 381 325 56
1908 340 290 50
1909 393 333 60
1910 429 357 72
1911 436 358 78
1912 608 469 139
1913 681 536 145
1914 887 672 215
1915 1,263 914 349
1916 1,350 1,031 319
1917 1,322 1,009 313
1918 1,372 1,009 363
1919 1,369 1,014 355
1920 1,398 1,048 350
1921 1,337 992 345
1922 1,300 991 309
1923 1,197 883 314
1924 1,209 909 300
1925 1,110 812 298
1926 1,010 730 280
1927 997 662 335
1928 847 606 241
1929 781 584 197
1930 724 515 209
1931 705 482 223
1932 655 455 200
1933 632 417 215
1934 654 448 206
1935 593 426 167
1936 529 350 179
1937 550 391 159
1938 565 387 178
1939 453 312 141
1940 441 301 140
1941 412 275 137
1942 432 277 155
1943 377 244 133
1944 329 212 117
1945 288 182 106
1946 335 204 131
1947 352 212 140
1948 268 168 100
1949 274 164 110
1950 256 156 100
1951 229 134 95
1952 273 167 106
1953 239 133 106
1954 226 143 83
1955 244 147 97
1956 231 142 89
1957 182 105 77
1958 156 99 57
1959 158 94 64
1960 122 71 51
1961 136 76 60
1962 120 79 41
1963 102 55 47
1964 126 75 51
1965 107 60 47
1966 105 53 52
1967 72 39 33
1968 68 37 31
1969 72 33 39
1970 67 32 35
1971 67 33 34
1972 59 34 25
1973 74 40 34
1974 64 40 24
1975 72 28 44
1976 51 24 27
1977 69 32 37
1978 71 31 40
1979 67 36 31
1980 55 29 26
1981 50 25 25
1982 56 24 32
1983 53 29 24
1984 45 23 22
1985 59 39 20
1986 64 39 25
1987 64 38 26
1988 55 33 22
1989 43 30 13
1990 66 39 27
1991 57 38 19
1992 73 53 20
1993 50 35 15
1994 55 41 14
1995 52 39 13
1996 74 59 15
1997 76 56 20
1998 74 61 13
1999 64 50 14
2000 82 66 16
2001 79 74 5
2002 80 69 11
2003 65 58 7
2004 57 51 6
2005 63 51 12
2006 64 58 6
2007 75 63 12
2008 61 48 13
2009 76 71 5
2010 84 77 7
2011 94 87 7
2012 140 124 16
2013 88 81 7
2014 107 100 7
2015 134 118 16
2016 161 142 19

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Popularity of Cleo as a first name

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Common last names for Cleo

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  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thompson
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  • Green
  • Hall
  • Wright

Fun Facts about the name Cleo

  • How Popular is the name Cleo? Cleo is the 1,110th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cleo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,658 babies born with the first name Cleo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cleo to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cleo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Cleo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cleo is Tuesday, December 26th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Cleo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cleo was in 1920 with a total of 1,048 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cleo!
  • Random Cleo Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cleo ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Cleo: Your name in reverse order is Oelc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ocle. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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