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Gender: M Meaning of Clifford: "lives near the ford by the cliff" Origin of Clifford: English

Clifford is beginning to overcome a slightly stodgy intellectual image and showing signs of possible revival. Kids might or might not like the association with the big red dog. In England, the Clifford family was a powerful family in the Middle Ages. In this country, it was well used for most of the twentieth century, peaking at Number 57 in 1909, but a Top 100 name through 1950. Most prominent American bearers: playwright Clifford Odets and jazz trumpet great Clifford Brown.

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Famous People Named Clifford

Clifford Joseph Harris "T.I.", American rapper
Clifford Berry, American inventor
Clifford Olin, son of American actors Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig
Clifford Irving, American Author
Clifford Smith, American rapper
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton, former bass guitarist for Metallica
Clifford Shull, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Pop Culture References for the Name Clifford

Clifford the Big Red Dog, cartoon character
Clifford Montgomery, a character in the Quebecer parody show "Le coeur a ses raisons"

Cliff, Clift, Clyfford, Clyford

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