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Clifton

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 38 0 38
1881 39 0 39
1882 51 0 51
1883 26 0 26
1884 40 0 40
1885 54 0 54
1886 42 0 42
1887 43 0 43
1888 64 0 64
1889 59 0 59
1890 57 0 57
1891 80 0 80
1892 68 0 68
1893 75 0 75
1894 93 0 93
1895 92 0 92
1896 95 0 95
1897 78 0 78
1898 83 0 83
1899 94 0 94
1900 108 0 108
1901 101 0 101
1902 112 0 112
1903 110 0 110
1904 115 0 115
1905 121 0 121
1906 105 0 105
1907 126 0 126
1908 148 5 143
1909 157 0 157
1910 184 6 178
1911 211 5 206
1912 404 0 404
1913 507 10 497
1914 624 8 616
1915 827 7 820
1916 776 5 771
1917 805 12 793
1918 944 10 934
1919 894 9 885
1920 921 11 910
1921 939 7 932
1922 898 11 887
1923 911 10 901
1924 853 6 847
1925 890 0 890
1926 893 8 885
1927 929 9 920
1928 786 6 780
1929 790 10 780
1930 759 5 754
1931 706 7 699
1932 744 6 738
1933 740 8 732
1934 671 5 666
1935 650 0 650
1936 644 7 637
1937 668 0 668
1938 648 0 648
1939 662 0 662
1940 649 8 641
1941 675 0 675
1942 804 11 793
1943 864 7 857
1944 771 6 765
1945 729 7 722
1946 810 7 803
1947 972 8 964
1948 944 0 944
1949 982 0 982
1950 1,024 0 1,024
1951 953 0 953
1952 938 0 938
1953 961 0 961
1954 1,040 0 1,040
1955 982 6 976
1956 1,000 0 1,000
1957 1,052 0 1,052
1958 1,005 6 999
1959 932 7 925
1960 876 5 871
1961 878 6 872
1962 854 0 854
1963 799 9 790
1964 841 6 835
1965 685 0 685
1966 700 5 695
1967 673 7 666
1968 684 0 684
1969 676 9 667
1970 686 13 673
1971 648 6 642
1972 628 5 623
1973 557 0 557
1974 761 10 751
1975 1,225 10 1,215
1976 882 11 871
1977 838 11 827
1978 876 7 869
1979 794 11 783
1980 804 0 804
1981 794 6 788
1982 718 0 718
1983 616 6 610
1984 650 6 644
1985 652 8 644
1986 609 0 609
1987 557 5 552
1988 526 8 518
1989 506 0 506
1990 440 0 440
1991 411 0 411
1992 355 0 355
1993 311 0 311
1994 267 0 267
1995 249 0 249
1996 232 0 232
1997 221 0 221
1998 240 0 240
1999 215 0 215
2000 232 0 232
2001 201 0 201
2002 163 0 163
2003 172 0 172
2004 159 0 159
2005 156 0 156
2006 146 0 146
2007 154 0 154
2008 131 0 131
2009 132 0 132
2010 107 0 107
2011 112 0 112
2012 129 0 129
2013 110 0 110
2014 118 0 118
2015 110 0 110

Fun Facts about the name Clifton

  • How many people with the first name Clifton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69,705 babies born with the first name Clifton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clifton to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clifton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 38 new born babies.
  • When was Clifton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clifton is Wednesday, March 10th, 1858.
  • What year had the most people named Clifton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clifton was in 1975 with a total of 1,215 babies. That's a lot of babies named Clifton!
  • Random Clifton Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clifton ranks 59th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 77 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Clifton: Your name in reverse order is Notfilc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olcifnt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clifton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,758 people with the last name Clifton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clifton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Clifton as their last name.
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Popularity of Clifton as a last name

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Common last names for Clifton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Lewis
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clifton U.S.
  White 81.19% 64.26%
  African American 13.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clifton

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Clifton

The name "Clifton" is of English origin, and it means "From a Town near a Cliff". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Literally meaning a town near a cliff. See -ton.

  1. Any of several places in England, especially a suburb of Bristol, England.
  2. An English habitational surname​ for someone who lived in a town of this name.

Notable Persons With the Name Clifton

Jr. Clifton Collins

Jr. Clifton Collins is an actor. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Jr. was given the name Clifton Craig Collins, Jr. on June 16th, 1970 in Los Angeles. Jr. is also known as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez.

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Clifton James

Clifton James is a leading somebody. His ongoing career started in 1954. Clifton was born on May 29th, 1921 in Spokane, Washington.

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Clifton Webb

Clifton Webb was a leading individual. He was most active from 1913 to 1962. Clifton was given the name Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck on November 19th, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He passed away on October 13th, 1966.

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Clifton Powell

Clifton Powell is an actor and comedian. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Clifton was born on March 16th, 1956 in Washington, D.C.

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Cliff Edwards

Cliff Edwards was a singing, voice acting, singer, and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1918 to 1970. Cliff was given the name Clifton Avon Edwards on June 14th, 1895 in Hannibal, Missouri, U.S. Cliff is also known as Ukulele Ike. He left this life on July 17th, 1971.

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Clifton Davis

Clifton Davis is an actor, songwriter, singer, minister, and minister (christianity). He has been prominent since 1971. Clifton was given the name Clifton Duncan Davis on October 4th, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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  • Capleton
    (musician)
  • Clifton Chenier
    (musician)
  • Kliph Scurlock
    (musician)
  • Clifton Albert Frederick Sprague
    (military person)
  • Garrick Utley
    (television journalist)
  • Clifton B. Cates
    (united service organizations)
  • 14th Baronet, 6th Baron Wrottesley Clifton Wrottesley
    (important individual)
  • Clifton Pugh
    (artist)
  • Clifton Geathers
    (football player)
  • Clifton Rodes Breckinridge
    (influential human)
  • John Emerson
    (actor)
  • Clifton Miheso
    (soccer player)
  • Clifton Hyde
    (multi-instrumentalist)
  • Clifton Alexander Woodrum
    (notable human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Clifton

Scott Clifton

Scott Clifton is a film actor. He was most active from 2001 to present. Scott was given the name Scott Clifton Snyder on October 31st, 1984.

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Kevin Clifton

Kevin Clifton is a dancer and choreographer. Kevin was born Kevin Clifton on October 13th, 1982 in Waltham, Lincolnshire.

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Joanne Clifton

Joanne Clifton is a dancer, presenter, model, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1983. Joanne was given the name Joanne Kirsty Clifton on October 24th, 1983 in Waltham, Lincolnshire. Joanne is also known as Clifton and Jo.

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Karen Clifton

Karen Clifton is a dancer and choreographer. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Karen was born on April 20th, 1982 in Valencia, Carabobo.

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The Lord Carey of Clifton

The Lord Carey of Clifton is a christian bishop. The was born on November 13th, 1935.

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Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton was a writer. Lucille was born on June 27th, 1936 in Depew, New York, USA. She passed away on February 13th, 2010.

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What does the name Clifton mean?

Cis for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

Lis for loyalty, that you show.

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Fis for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

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