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Gender: M Origin of Clyde: Scottish river name Meaning of River: Nature name Clyde's Popularity in 2013: #999

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Even though in the past Clyde may have been identified as half of the infamous outlaw duo with partner Bonnie Parker--especially after the 1967 movie in which he was played by Warren Beatty-- Clyde has always had an element of jazzy cool that could overcome all the rest. The name relates to the River Clyde that runs through the city of Glasgow. It was a Top 100 name in the US through the 1930s, and experienced a boost in 2013 -- it was one of the year's rising stars.

Clyde Griffiths was the doomed protaganist of Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy--though his name was changed to George in the film. In the field of sports, basketball Hall of Famer--and later "Dancing With the Stars" participant-- Clyde Drexler was known as Clyde the Slide, and Walt Frazier's nickname was Clyde. Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney have a son named Clyde.

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Famous People Named Clyde

Clyde Barrow, American outlaw during the 1930's
Clyde De Vinna, American film cinematographer
Clyde Drexler, American basketball player -- actually known as Clyde the Glide (not Slide)
Clyde Gates, American football player
(Errol) Clyde Klotz, Canadian art director and ex husband of Gillian Anderson

Pop Culture References for the Name Clyde

Clyde, one of the ghosts in the "Pac-Man" video game
"Bonnie & Clyde," movie

Clide, Clydell, Klyde