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Clive

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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Cliff Dweller

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Clive

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Clive in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Clive:

  • Records indicate that 187 boys in the United States have been named Clive since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1931, when 51 people in the U.S. were given the name Clive. Those people are now 88 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.


     

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      1 Positive Comment

  • "We named our son Clive, and we love it. For living in North America it's a great name because it is very uncommon, but not strange. Whenever someone asks us what our son's name is we get overwhelmingly posive responses. We're both teachers, and we found it hard for us to find a name for our son. Because "Clive" is so uncommon over here neither of us had any negative experiences with the name!" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "People often think they're hearing us say Clyde. If they see it in writing they think it's pronounced Cleve." Aug. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Clive is my name. I was born in 1962 when the name was not popular at all, to this day I have never met another Clive." Dec. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate



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