Clover

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Clover

"Clover" is a name of English origin, and it means "Meadow Flower". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Clo"ver
A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, Trifolium pratense, the white, Trifolium repens, and the hare's foot, Trifolium arvense.

Etymology: OE. claver clover, AS. clǣfre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. klöfver

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A plant of the genus Trifolium
Wiktionary

From Middle English clovere, claver, from Old English clāfre, earlier clǣfre, from Proto-Germanic *klaibrǭ (compare Saterland Frisian Kleeuwer, Dutch klaver, dialectal Low German Kleeber, Kleewer, Danish kløver, Swedish klöver), enlargement of *klaiwaz (compare Plautdietsch Kjlee, German Klee), from Proto-Indo-European *glei- (“to stick”) (compare Old Church Slavonic глѣвъ (glěvŭ, “slime”), Ancient Greek γλοιός (gloiós, “glue, tar”)). More at cleave, clay.

  1. A plant of the genus Trifolium with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers.

Notable Persons Named Clover

Clover Moore is an 82. Her career lasted from 2004 to 2012. Clover was born on October 22nd, 1945 in Gordon, New South Wales.

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Clover Maitland is an athlete.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clover

Carol was born on July 31st, 1940.

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Joshua Clover is a scholarship; poetry and poetry (magazine) writer. Joshua was given the name Joshua Miller Kaplan on December 30th, 1962 in Berkeley, California.

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Joseph Thomas Clover was a physician, anaesthetist, and anesthesiologist. Joseph was born on February 28th, 1825 in Aylsham, Norfolk, England. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 1882.

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Peter Clover is a writer and illustrator. Peter was born on June 9th, 1952 in Islington.

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Sebastian Clover is a yacht and yachtsman. Sebastian was born on January 15th, 1987. Sebastian is also known as Seb Clover, Clover, and Seb.

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Richardson Clover is a united states board on geographic names. His military service ended in 1908.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1897 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1902 5 5 0
1903 8 8 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 8 8 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 11 11 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 11 11 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 16 16 0
1916 12 12 0
1917 23 23 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 16 16 0
1920 22 22 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 16 10 6
1923 19 14 5
1924 18 18 0
1925 22 15 7
1926 7 7 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 15 10 5
1931 11 11 0
1932 7 7 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 11 11 0
1935 8 8 0
1936 6 6 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 7 7 0
1940 10 10 0
1941 8 8 0
1942 5 5 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 14 14 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 15 15 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 14 14 0
1954 12 7 5
1955 14 14 0
1956 9 9 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 11 11 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 8 8 0
1963 7 7 0
1964 9 9 0
1965 6 6 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 8 8 0
1971 11 11 0
1972 15 15 0
1973 24 24 0
1974 31 31 0
1975 30 30 0
1976 28 28 0
1977 24 24 0
1978 23 23 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 21 21 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 21 21 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 9 9 0
1986 9 9 0
1992 6 6 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 8 8 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 17 17 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 12 12 0
2004 46 46 0
2005 55 55 0
2006 66 66 0
2007 77 77 0
2008 133 127 6
2009 132 132 0
2010 99 99 0
2011 111 111 0
2012 144 144 0
2013 163 163 0
2014 154 154 0
2015 180 180 0
2016 175 175 0
2017 179 179 0

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Popularity of Clover as a first name

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Popularity of Clover as a last name

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Common last names for Clover

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clover U.S.
  White 85.08% 64.26%
  African American 9.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clover

People with the last name Clover are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Clover

  • How Popular is the name Clover? Clover is the 5,417th most popular name of all time. As a last name Clover was the 12,307th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clover have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,834 babies born with the first name Clover in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clover 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 Clover? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Clover first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clover is Sunday, August 29th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Clover born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clover was in 2015 with a total of 180 babies.
  • Random Clover Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clover is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Clover: Your name in reverse order is Revolc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erlvco. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clover? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,526 people with the last name Clover.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clover? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Clover as their last name since less than 1 person in 116k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • 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.