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Gender: Male Origin of Cleve: Diminutive of Cleveland Meaning of Cleveland: English, "hilly land, from the cliff"

The name Cleve is a boy's name . Cleve and is often added to lists like Film Noir Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

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Appealing short form of the stuffy Cleveland, occasionally used on its own.

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Famous People Named Cleve

Cleveland Keith "Cleve" Benedict, U.S. Congressman from West Virginia
Cleve Jones, American gay rights activist
Cleve Gray, American painter
Cleveland "Schoolboy Cleve" White, American blues harmonica player
Cleve Cartmill, American science fiction novelist
Cleve Barry Moler, American mathematician and computer scientist
Kerr Van Cleve Smith, American actor

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