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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cleve
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cleve in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Cleve:
Records indicate that 3,204 boys in the United States have been named Cleve since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1951, when 82 people in the U.S. were given the name Cleve. Those people are now 65 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Cleve
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4 Positive Comments
"I'm a man and was born in 1962. It was my grandfather's name.
It is a very old Celtic word that means "Dweller of the Cliffs" or "Cliff-Dweller." I've seen it translated as "Dweller of the High Places."
"Clive", "Cliff", and "Clifton" are the more recent Anglo derivatives of the name.
I appreciate my name now very much. When I was a kid, the nicknames were endless, but always funny." Mar. 4, 2015:
"My husbands name is Cleve people always spell it wrong, or call him Clive. I thing it is a lovely name and great to to married to someone with such a unique name. Here in Australia anyway it seems rare." Dec. 30, 2012:
"Cleve is a fun name lalal, yummie- i is talkin to him right now.. yummie again" Mar. 20, 2006:
"My name is Cleve, and I am a girl.
My fathers name is Cleve aswell and I received his name.
I haven't always liked my name, but I have gotten used to it over the years (I am now 28)
I spell it "Cleave" now, but it is still on my birth cert as cleve.
I think it looks more feminine with the "a".
I find it hard to tell people over the phone my name as it is only one syllable, and no one has ever heard this name, so I am constanly getting..."sorry what was your name again", which gets a wee bit tiresome.
At the end of the day though, It is nice to have a name no one else has." Feb. 7, 2006:
2 Neutral Comments
"call Cleve sneery for the best deal in property
email@example.com" May. 10, 2013:
"I have met one other person with the my name. I was in the hospital after a car accident and an intern came up to visit me because he saw my name on the patient list and I was the first person he said he had ever met with his name.
I was named after my grandfather, who lived in West Virginia. I'm told that although it was not a common name by any means, it was not that unusual in that area of the country during the early-mid 1900's." Jun. 12, 2010:
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