French and German
"boundary with clover"

Claiborne Origin and Meaning

The name Claiborne is a boy's name of French origin meaning "boundary with clover".

This surname-name oozes Southern charm; nevertheless, its most famous bearer was a New Englander, Rhode Island senator Claiborne de Borda Pell, who sponsored education legislation leading to the much beloved Pell scholarship programme. That connection alone instills this name with intellect as well as style.

# 996 in the US

Claiborne Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Claiborne

  • Claiborne de Borda PellU.S. Senator from Rhode Island
  • Claiborne Fox JacksonAmerican politician; 15th Governor of Missouri
  • Claiborne Foster "Claibe" RichardsonAmerican composer
  • Claiborne Swanson FrankAmerican photographer
  • Claiborne Paul "C.P." EllisAmerican segregationist turned civil rights activist
  • Claiborne P. DemingAmerican businessman and philanthropist
  • Claiborne CaryAmerican actress
  • Liz ClaiborneAmerican designer

Claiborne in Pop Culture

  • "Dolores Claiborne" 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King