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

Cliff Origin and Meaning

The name Cliff is a boy's name of English origin.

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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lilajones Says:


My brother's name is Cliff which is short for Clifton, only heard good things said by others about his name.

Dadtwobe Says:


Yeah. I like Cliff better than Clifford.

Dadtwobe Says:


I think this is a great name. I like nature inspired names, and this name also has a certain old fashioned charm to it. I like Cliff on its own.

Skittlewiddles Says:


I like it and I can see it wearing well. I don't think I could ever saddle the name Clifford on a baby but I really like its nickname.

Hylian Wizard Says:


I like Cliff and Clifford, but not Cliff as a nickname for Clifford. Is that weird?