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Meaning and Origin

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  1. British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
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  1. A topographic surname​ - someone who lived near a cliff (Old English clif).
  2. A male given name derived from the surname. Popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.
  3. A village in Alberta.
  4. A city in Iowa.
  5. A town in New Zealand.
  6. A village in Shropshire, England.

Notable Persons Named Clive

C. S. Lewis was a christian apologetics, fantasy, science fiction, and children's literature writer. C. was given the name Clive Staples Lewis on November 29th, 1898 in Belfast. He left this life on November 22nd, 1963.

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Clive Standen is an actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Clive was born on July 22nd, 1981 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Clive Owen is an actor. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Clive was born on October 3rd, 1964 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK.

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Clive Barker is a horror fiction and fantasy author, film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playwright, painter, illustrator, visual artist, and visual arts. Clive was born on October 5th, 1952 in Liverpool.

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Clive Cussler is an adventure fiction writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1973 to 1973. Clive was given the name Clive Eric Cussler on July 15th, 1931 in United States.

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DJ Kool Herc is a hip hop music disc jockey. He was most active from 1967 to present. DJ was given the name Clive Campbell on April 16th, 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica. DJ is also known as Kool DJ Herc, Kool Herc, Father of Hip Hop, Campbell, and Clive (real name).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clive

The Lord Clive was a Governor of the Presidency of Fort William and List of governors of Bengal. His military service ended in 1774. The was born on September 29th, 1725 in Styche Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. He breathed his last breath on November 22nd, 1774.

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He was most active from 1926 to 1937. Colin was given the name Colin Glenn Clive-Greig on January 20th, 1900 in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France. He died on June 25th, 1937.

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John Clive was an actor & author. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 2012. John was given the name Clive John Frederick Hambley on January 6th, 1933 in North London, England, UK. He breathed his last breath on October 14th, 2012.

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Teagan Clive is a writer, actress, bodybuilder, actor, and bodybuilding. She was most active from 1986 to 1990. Teagan was born on November 5th, 1959 in United States.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1932 to 1940. E. was given the name Edward Erskholme Clive on August 28th, 1879 in Blaenavon. He died on June 6th, 1940.

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Kitty Clive is an actor.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1892 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1895 7 0 7
1896 6 0 6
1897 8 0 8
1899 8 0 8
1900 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1906 11 0 11
1908 8 0 8
1909 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1912 10 0 10
1913 14 0 14
1914 19 0 19
1915 34 0 34
1916 18 0 18
1917 28 0 28
1918 31 0 31
1919 28 0 28
1920 26 0 26
1921 26 0 26
1922 27 0 27
1923 30 0 30
1924 31 0 31
1925 27 0 27
1926 26 0 26
1927 23 0 23
1928 27 0 27
1929 27 0 27
1930 50 0 50
1931 51 0 51
1932 39 0 39
1933 40 0 40
1934 36 0 36
1935 41 0 41
1936 28 0 28
1937 34 0 34
1938 27 0 27
1939 25 0 25
1940 19 0 19
1941 20 0 20
1942 41 0 41
1943 25 0 25
1944 24 0 24
1945 23 0 23
1946 29 0 29
1947 38 0 38
1948 24 0 24
1949 22 0 22
1950 19 0 19
1951 30 0 30
1952 27 0 27
1953 22 0 22
1954 23 0 23
1955 26 0 26
1956 19 0 19
1957 18 0 18
1958 19 0 19
1959 17 0 17
1960 19 0 19
1961 16 0 16
1962 10 0 10
1963 28 0 28
1964 17 0 17
1965 8 0 8
1966 11 0 11
1967 14 0 14
1968 13 0 13
1969 6 0 6
1970 10 0 10
1971 13 0 13
1973 9 0 9
1974 10 0 10
1975 12 0 12
1976 6 0 6
1977 14 0 14
1978 13 0 13
1979 13 0 13
1980 11 0 11
1981 15 0 15
1982 9 0 9
1983 19 0 19
1984 18 0 18
1985 13 0 13
1986 18 0 18
1987 18 0 18
1988 24 0 24
1989 11 0 11
1990 27 0 27
1991 37 0 37
1992 23 0 23
1993 15 0 15
1994 16 0 16
1995 19 0 19
1996 12 0 12
1997 22 0 22
1998 12 0 12
1999 17 0 17
2000 19 0 19
2001 9 0 9
2002 14 0 14
2003 18 0 18
2004 20 0 20
2005 21 0 21
2006 38 0 38
2007 45 0 45
2008 49 0 49
2009 56 0 56
2010 57 0 57
2011 53 0 53
2012 67 0 67
2013 56 0 56
2014 77 0 77
2015 82 0 82
2016 85 0 85
2017 67 0 67

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Popularity of Clive as a first name

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Popularity of Clive as a last name

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Common last names for Clive

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Cooper

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clive U.S.
  White 82.31% 64.26%
  African American 3.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clive

People with the last name Clive are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Clive

  • How Popular is the name Clive? Clive is the 5,425th most popular name of all time. As a last name Clive was the 74,375th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clive have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,827 babies born with the first name Clive in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clive to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clive? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Clive first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clive is Friday, December 31st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Clive born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clive was in 2016 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Clive Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clive is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Clive: Your name in reverse order is Evilc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evilc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clive? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 260 people with the last name Clive.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clive? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Clive as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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