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Gender: Male Meaning of Claiborne: "boundary with clover" Origin of Claiborne: French and German

The name Claiborne is a boy's name of French origin meaning "boundary with clover". Claiborne and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Luck and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (10)".

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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.

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Famous People Named Claiborne

Claiborne de Borda Pell, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
Claiborne Fox Jackson, American politician; 15th Governor of Missouri
Claiborne Foster "Claibe" Richardson, American composer
Claiborne Swanson Frank, American photographer
Claiborne Paul "C.P." Ellis, American segregationist turned civil rights activist
Claiborne P. Deming, American businessman and philanthropist
Claiborne Cary, American actress
Liz Claiborne, American designer

Pop Culture References for the name Claiborne

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


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