Scottish river name

Clyde Origin and Meaning

The name Clyde is a boy's name of Scottish origin.

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 Glasgow, Scotland. It was a Top 100 name in the US through the 1930s, and has made a comeback in the last few years, reentering the Top 1000 in 2013.

Clyde Griffiths was the doomed protaganist of Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel An American Tragedy. In the field of sports, basketball Hall of Famer—and later Dancing With the Stars participant—Clyde Drexler was known as Clyde the Glide, and Walt Frazier's nickname was Clyde. Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney have a son named Clyde.

# 719 in the US

Clyde Rank in US Top 1000

# 231 on Nameberry

Clyde Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Clyde Popularity

Famous People Named Clyde

  • Clyde Chestnut BarrowAmerican 1930s bank robber with partner Bonnie Parker
  • Clyde Lensley McPhatterAmerican R&B singer
  • Clyde De VinnaAmerican film cinematographer
  • Clyde Austin "the Glide" DrexlerAmerican basketball player
  • Edmond Darell "Clyde" GatesAmerican football player
  • Clyde Anderson TolsonAmerican FBI associate director and life partner of J. Edgar Hoover
  • Clyde Cecil HollowayU.S. Congressman from Louisiana
  • Clyde LucasAmerican bandleader
  • (Errol) Clyde KlotzCanadian art director and ex,husband of Gillian Anderson
  • Clyde Austin StubblefieldAmerican drummer for singer James Brown
  • Clyde William TombaughAmerican astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930
  • Clyde RathboneAustralian rugby union player
  • Clyde LewisAustralian swimmer
  • Clyde Mulroneyson of actors Dermot Mulroney and Catherine Keener

Clyde in Pop Culture

  • Clydeone of the ghosts in the "Pac,Man" video game
  • Clyde McBridea character on animated series "The Loud House"
  • Clyde Mardon aka Weather Wizardcharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Clyde Langercharacter from "The Sarah Jane Adventures" TV show.
  • Clyde Donovan (formerly Clyde Goodman and Clyde Harris)character in "South Park"
  • Clyde Crashcupcharacter in animated series The Alvin Show
  • Clydeorangutan in film "Every Which Way but Loose"
  • Clydecharacter inspired by Clyde Barrow who led the Ant Hill Mob on animated series "Wacky Races"
  • Clydea character on animated series "Tom & Jerry Kids"
  • Clydecharacter in computer games Clyde's Adventure and Clyde's Revenge
  • Clydea character in video game Arc Rise Fantasia
  • Clyde Oberholtcharacter from the tv show "House of Lies"
  • Clyde RiverNew South Wales, Australia
  • ClydeSherlock and Joan's pet tortoise on TV's "Elementary"