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Gender: M Origin of Cliff: Topographical name or short form of Clifford or Clifton

Cliff is a familiar, timeless short form -- never too popular, yet widely known -- that you might also think of as a geographical name ala Vale or Field.

Famous People Named Cliff

Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton, former bass guitarist for Metallica
Cliff Simanski, rock climber of Howcast

Pop Culture References for the name Cliff

Heathcliff Huxtable's Nickname on The Cosby Show