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Gender: Male Origin of Cliff: Topographical name or short form of Clifford or Clifton

The name Cliff is a boy's name of English origin. Cliff and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (boys)".

From the experts:

Cliff is a familiar, timeless short form -- never too popular, yet widely known -- that you might also think of as a geographical name ala Vale or Field.

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Famous People Named Cliff

Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb), English pop singer
Clifton Phifer "Cliff" Lee, American baseball player
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton, American bass guitarist for Metallica
Clifford Charles "Cliff" Arquette, American actor
Clifford John "Cliff" Bole, American TV director
Clifford Vivian Devon "Cliff" Curtis, New Zealand actor
Clifford Tobin "Cliff" DeYoung, American actor
Cliff Martinez, American musician and composer
Arthur Clifford "Cliff" Michelmore, English TV presenter
Cliff Parisi, English actor
Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III, American actor
Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards, American jazz singer
Clifford Allen "Cliff" Harris, American NFL player
Clifford Bundy "Cliff" Stearns, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Florida

Pop Culture References for the name Cliff

Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, main character on The Cosby Show
Clifford C. "Cliff" Clavin, Jr., character on TV's "Cheers"
Cliff Clewless, character from the comic strip Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!.
Cliff Bradshaw, character in the musical Cabaret
Cliff Barnes, character on TV's "Dallas"