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Clyde

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 234 13 221 #72 boy name
1881 249 17 232 #68 boy name
1882 312 19 293 #62 boy name
1883 349 13 336 #50 boy name
1884 367 22 345 #56 boy name
1885 343 25 318 #57 boy name
1886 328 21 307 #62 boy name
1887 351 31 320 #55 boy name
1888 378 34 344 #60 boy name
1889 356 38 318 #62 boy name
1890 364 47 317 #64 boy name
1891 361 34 327 #58 boy name
1892 435 45 390 #56 boy name
1893 437 46 391 #55 boy name
1894 425 39 386 #56 boy name
1895 419 49 370 #59 boy name
1896 422 50 372 #58 boy name
1897 415 56 359 #58 boy name
1898 429 46 383 #58 boy name
1899 383 53 330 #58 boy name
1900 516 65 451 #56 boy name
1901 418 62 356 #55 boy name
1902 432 50 382 #60 boy name
1903 465 52 413 #52 boy name
1904 512 55 457 #51 boy name
1905 531 57 474 #53 boy name
1906 521 64 457 #55 boy name
1907 563 56 507 #56 boy name
1908 559 48 511 #59 boy name
1909 576 60 516 #60 boy name
1910 672 55 617 #57 boy name
1911 765 68 697 #61 boy name
1912 1,373 59 1,314 #65 boy name
1913 1,624 87 1,537 #64 boy name
1914 2,050 96 1,954 #63 boy name
1915 2,634 117 2,517 #63 boy name
1916 2,823 116 2,707 #62 boy name
1917 2,843 124 2,719 #64 boy name
1918 3,027 109 2,918 #67 boy name
1919 2,994 109 2,885 #67 boy name
1920 3,164 95 3,069 #68 boy name
1921 3,108 86 3,022 #69 boy name
1922 3,105 100 3,005 #67 boy name
1923 2,937 81 2,856 #68 boy name
1924 3,091 86 3,005 #69 boy name
1925 2,993 88 2,905 #68 boy name
1926 2,945 71 2,874 #67 boy name
1927 2,964 87 2,877 #68 boy name
1928 2,786 75 2,711 #74 boy name
1929 2,699 66 2,633 #74 boy name
1930 2,697 65 2,632 #76 boy name
1931 2,380 49 2,331 #77 boy name
1932 2,369 50 2,319 #82 boy name
1933 2,171 31 2,140 #87 boy name
1934 2,362 39 2,323 #84 boy name
1935 2,384 32 2,352 #82 boy name
1936 2,193 41 2,152 #89 boy name
1937 2,139 36 2,103 #93 boy name
1938 2,173 42 2,131 #97 boy name
1939 1,977 18 1,959
1940 2,036 23 2,013
1941 1,901 29 1,872
1942 2,231 27 2,204
1943 2,223 30 2,193
1944 2,103 24 2,079
1945 1,887 29 1,858
1946 2,085 21 2,064
1947 2,298 33 2,265
1948 2,092 19 2,073
1949 2,103 19 2,084
1950 2,002 16 1,986
1951 2,062 14 2,048
1952 2,033 22 2,011
1953 1,864 13 1,851
1954 1,787 13 1,774
1955 1,753 15 1,738
1956 1,731 12 1,719
1957 1,743 9 1,734
1958 1,571 14 1,557
1959 1,477 11 1,466
1960 1,387 13 1,374
1961 1,361 13 1,348
1962 1,141 0 1,141
1963 1,010 6 1,004
1964 897 6 891
1965 778 8 770
1966 671 5 666
1967 639 0 639
1968 633 6 627
1969 615 8 607
1970 627 6 621
1971 527 5 522
1972 487 0 487
1973 493 0 493
1974 424 6 418
1975 399 0 399
1976 391 5 386
1977 375 7 368
1978 353 0 353
1979 340 0 340
1980 387 0 387
1981 345 0 345
1982 309 0 309
1983 289 0 289
1984 291 0 291
1985 276 0 276
1986 240 0 240
1987 215 0 215
1988 223 0 223
1989 235 0 235
1990 250 0 250
1991 187 0 187
1992 199 0 199
1993 184 0 184
1994 152 0 152
1995 168 0 168
1996 133 0 133
1997 136 0 136
1998 154 0 154
1999 123 0 123
2000 142 0 142
2001 117 0 117
2002 112 0 112
2003 115 0 115
2004 137 0 137
2005 124 0 124
2006 129 0 129
2007 141 0 141
2008 143 0 143
2009 140 0 140
2010 136 0 136
2011 153 0 153
2012 157 0 157
2013 196 0 196
2014 284 0 284
2015 284 0 284

Fun Facts about the name Clyde

  • How many people with the first name Clyde have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 145,428 babies born with the first name Clyde in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clyde to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clyde? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 234 new born babies.
  • When was Clyde first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clyde is Tuesday, October 15th, 1811.
  • What year had the most people named Clyde born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clyde was in 1920 with a total of 3,069 babies. That's a lot of babies named Clyde!
  • Random Clyde Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clyde ranks 80th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 16 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Clyde: Your name in reverse order is Edylc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcdye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clyde? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,658 people with the last name Clyde.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clyde? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Clyde as their last name.

Where is the name Clyde popular?

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Popularity of Clyde as a first name

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Popularity of Clyde as a last name

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Common last names for Clyde

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Walker
  • Harris
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clyde U.S.
  White 74.88% 64.26%
  African American 15.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clyde

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Clyde

The name "Clyde" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Scottish river name". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde; navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Glasgow
Wiktionary

Literally "cleansing," from a Celtic root probably related to Latin cloaca.

  1. (chiefly US) A male given name, named after the Clyde River in Scotland.
  2. A major river in Scotland, serving the city of Glasgow.
  3. A suburb of the city Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  4. A suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  5. A community in North Dumfries, Ontario, Canada.
  6. A village in northern Alberta, Canada.
  7. A small town in Central Otago, New Zealand.
  8. A census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California.
  9. An unincorporated community in Imperial County, California.
  10. A city in Cloud County, Kansas.
  11. An unincorporated community in the Highland Township, Oakland County, Michigan.
  12. A census-designated place and unincorporated community in Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey.
  13. A village in Wayne County, New York.
  14. A town in Haywood County, North Carolina.
  15. A city in Sandusky County, Ohio.
  16. An unincorporated community in Darlington County, South Carolina.
  17. A city in Callahan County, Texas.
  18. A town in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
  19. A unincorporated community within the town of Clyde, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
  20. A unincorporated community within the town of Ahnapee, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.

Notable Persons With the Name Clyde

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne is a rock music, folk music, country rock, and soft rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1966. Jackson was given the name Clyde Jackson Browne on October 9th, 1948 in Heidelberg, West Germany.

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Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler is a basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1998. Clyde was born on June 22nd, 1962 in New Orleans.

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Clyde Tolson

Clyde Tolson was an Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Clyde was born on May 22nd, 1900 in Laredo, Missouri, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 1975.

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Clyde Tombaugh

Clyde Tombaugh was an astronomer. Clyde was given the name Clyde William Tombaugh on February 4th, 1906 in Streator, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on January 17th, 1997.

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Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter was a rock, roll, rhythm, blues, soul music, and popular music singing. He was most prominent from 1950 to 1972. Clyde was given the name Clyde Lensley McPhatter on November 15th, 1932 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. He passed away on June 13th, 1972.

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Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield is a funk, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. He plays Drum kit. He was most active from 1960 to present. Clyde was born on April 18th, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.

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  • Red Foley
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Clyde Kusatsu
    (actor)
  • Randy Boone
    (former actor)
  • Clyde Lewis
    (talk radio)
  • Chuckie
    (disc jockey)
  • Skip Battin
    (musician)
  • Clyde Carson
    (rapping)
  • Clyde Beatty
    (lion trainer)
  • Sir Clyde Walcott
    (cricketer)
  • Clyde Best
    (soccer player)
  • Clyde B. Phillips
    (writer)
  • Clyde Scott
    (football player)
  • Turk Pipkin
    (influential person)
  • Clyde Cowan
    (scientist)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Clyde

Andy Clyde

Andy Clyde was an actor. His career lasted from 1921 to 1966. Andy was given the name Andrew Allan Clyde on March 25th, 1892 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. He left this life on May 18th, 1967.

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The Lord Clyde

The Lord Clyde is a military person. His military service ended in 1860.

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Jeremy Clyde

Jeremy Clyde is an actor and musician. He was most prominent from 1953 to 1953. Jeremy was given the name Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde on March 22nd, 1941 in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Brad Clyde

Brad Clyde is a rugby player.

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James Clyde

James Clyde is an actor. He was most active from 1990 to 1990. James was born in England, UK.

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David Clyde

David Clyde is a baseball player. David was born on April 22nd, 1955 in Kansas City, Kansas.

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What does the name Clyde mean?

Cis for casual, no pretension here.

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

Dis for dream, your beacon ahead.

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

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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.

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