Cleveland

First Name
22k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
31k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Cleveland

"Cleveland" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the hilly land". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The largest city in Ohio; located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie; a major Great Lakes port
  2. 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837-1908)
Wiktionary

From place names in England based on cleove, variant of cliff.

  1. A city in the U.S. state of Ohio.
  2. A former county in northeast England bordering North Yorkshire and County Durham.
  3. (countable) A surname​.

Cleveland was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Cleveland

Cleveland Torso Murderer is a criminal. Cleveland is also known as Cleveland Torso Murderer and Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.

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Cleveland Brown is a former deli owner/cable television installer, delicatessen, and cable television. Cleveland is also known as C-Cup, Chocolate Rain, Kendall Francois, Cassius Gay, Doughboy, and Tubby.

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Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams was a boxer. Cleveland was born on June 6th, 1933. He died on September 3rd, 1999.

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Cleveland Amory was a writer. Cleveland was born on September 2nd, 1917 in Nahant, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on October 14th, 1998.

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Cleveland Abbe was a meteorology. Cleveland was born on December 3rd, 1838 in New York City. He died on October 28th, 1916.

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Cleveland Gary is a football player for the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to 1994. Cleveland was born on May 4th, 1966 in Stuart, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cleveland

Grover Cleveland was a President of the United States, 34th Mayor of Buffalo, 17th Sheriff of Erie County, and New York. Grover was given the name Stephen Grover Cleveland on March 18th, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S. He passed away on June 24th, 1908.

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Carol Cleveland is a famous individual. Carol was born on January 13th, 1942 in London, England.

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Rev. James Cleveland was a gospel music, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel, and modern soul musician. He plays Piano and Vocals. Rev. was given the name James Edward Cleveland on December 5th, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on February 9th, 1991.

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Odessa Cleveland is an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1971 to 1986. Odessa was born Odessa Cleveland on March 3rd, 1944 in Louisiana.

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Davis Cleveland is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Davis was born on February 5th, 2002 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Ruth Cleveland was a noteworthy human. Ruth was born as the child of Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston on October 3rd, 1891 in New York City, New York, U.S. She passed away on January 7th, 1904.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 11 0 11
1881 12 0 12
1882 35 0 35
1883 35 0 35
1884 174 0 174 #92 boy name
1885 147 0 147 #98 boy name
1886 87 0 87
1887 54 0 54
1888 87 0 87
1889 60 0 60
1890 56 0 56
1891 50 0 50
1892 82 0 82
1893 66 0 66
1894 50 0 50
1895 51 0 51
1896 56 0 56
1897 39 0 39
1898 35 0 35
1899 39 0 39
1900 72 0 72
1901 30 0 30
1902 52 0 52
1903 42 0 42
1904 42 0 42
1905 54 0 54
1906 53 0 53
1907 66 0 66
1908 59 0 59
1909 83 0 83
1910 108 0 108
1911 110 0 110
1912 156 0 156
1913 173 0 173
1914 214 0 214
1915 244 0 244
1916 252 0 252
1917 287 0 287
1918 321 0 321
1919 354 0 354
1920 356 0 356
1921 339 0 339
1922 351 5 346
1923 341 5 336
1924 339 0 339
1925 296 0 296
1926 331 5 326
1927 330 5 325
1928 276 0 276
1929 244 0 244
1930 287 0 287
1931 243 0 243
1932 265 0 265
1933 246 0 246
1934 217 6 211
1935 266 7 259
1936 222 0 222
1937 246 0 246
1938 242 0 242
1939 266 7 259
1940 265 0 265
1941 254 7 247
1942 274 0 274
1943 289 0 289
1944 295 0 295
1945 283 0 283
1946 306 0 306
1947 368 8 360
1948 327 0 327
1949 324 0 324
1950 331 0 331
1951 315 0 315
1952 332 5 327
1953 329 0 329
1954 320 0 320
1955 329 0 329
1956 326 0 326
1957 289 0 289
1958 260 0 260
1959 247 5 242
1960 248 0 248
1961 250 0 250
1962 199 0 199
1963 207 6 201
1964 223 6 217
1965 217 0 217
1966 191 5 186
1967 196 0 196
1968 161 0 161
1969 180 0 180
1970 197 0 197
1971 189 0 189
1972 144 0 144
1973 170 0 170
1974 147 0 147
1975 150 0 150
1976 125 0 125
1977 133 0 133
1978 122 5 117
1979 126 0 126
1980 139 0 139
1981 116 0 116
1982 129 0 129
1983 128 0 128
1984 116 0 116
1985 92 0 92
1986 95 0 95
1987 91 0 91
1988 91 0 91
1989 110 0 110
1990 96 0 96
1991 96 0 96
1992 75 0 75
1993 87 0 87
1994 75 0 75
1995 68 0 68
1996 65 0 65
1997 62 0 62
1998 60 0 60
1999 59 0 59
2000 49 0 49
2001 62 0 62
2002 67 0 67
2003 52 0 52
2004 38 0 38
2005 47 0 47
2006 41 0 41
2007 42 0 42
2008 37 0 37
2009 39 0 39
2010 37 0 37
2011 43 0 43
2012 32 0 32
2013 22 0 22
2014 26 0 26
2015 25 0 25
2016 23 0 23

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Popularity of Cleveland as a first name

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Popularity of Cleveland as a last name

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Common last names for Cleveland

  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Robinson
  • Walker
  • Lewis
  • Wilson
  • Carter
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cleveland U.S.
  White 66.41% 64.26%
  African American 25.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cleveland

People with the last name Cleveland are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cleveland

  • How Popular is the name Cleveland? Cleveland is the 1,601st most popular name of all time. As a last name Cleveland was the 1,127th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cleveland have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,871 babies born with the first name Cleveland in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cleveland to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cleveland? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Cleveland first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cleveland is Sunday, January 28th, 1821.
  • What year had the most people named Cleveland born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cleveland was in 1947 with a total of 360 babies.
  • Random Cleveland Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cleveland ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 47 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Cleveland: Your name in reverse order is Dnalevelc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dlelnvace. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cleveland? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,123 people with the last name Cleveland.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cleveland? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Cleveland as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.