First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cliffe

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Alt. Meaning

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

F is for forgiving, of others and your own mistakes

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cliffe

Louise was born in 1986 in Middleton, Rochdale, England, UK.


Marcus was born in 1962.


Frederic was born on May 2nd, 1857. He died on November 19th, 1931.


Michael was born in 1904. He passed away on August 9th, 1964.


Adam was born on June 25th, 1869 in Sycamore, Illinois. He died on June 12th, 1928.


H. Cooper Cliffe was an actor. He was most prominent from 1879 to 1934. H. was given the name Henry Cooper on July 19th, 1862. He breathed his last breath on May 2nd, 1939.


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Popularity of Cliffe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cliffe U.S.
  White 92.65% 64.26%
  African American 2.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cliffe

People with the last name Cliffe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cliffe

  • How Popular is the name Cliffe? As a last name Cliffe was the 51,066th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cliffe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cliffe is Thursday, April 24th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Cliffe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cliffe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cliffe: Your name in reverse order is Effilc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leicff. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cliffe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 408 people with the last name Cliffe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cliffe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cliffe as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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