"lives near the ford by the cliff"

Clifford Origin and Meaning

The name Clifford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "lives near the ford by the cliff".
Clifford is beginning to overcome a slightly stodgy intellectual image and showing signs of possible revival. Kids might or might not like the association with the big red dog. In England, the Clifford family was a powerful family in the Middle Ages. In this country, it was well used for most of the twentieth century, peaking at Number 57 in 1909, but a Top 100 name through 1950. Most prominent American bearers: playwright Clifford Odets and jazz trumpet great Clifford Brown.

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Famous People Named Clifford

  • Clifford Joseph Harris aka T.I.American rapper
  • Clifford Smith aka Method ManAmerican rapper
  • Clifford Ian Simpsonaka Kevin Abstract, American rapper
  • Clifford OdetsAmerican playwright
  • Clifford BallAmerican aviator
  • Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson IIIAmerican actor
  • Clifford Alan PickoverAmerican science author
  • Clifford S. Chapin IVAmerican actor and animator
  • Clifford James GeertzAmerican anthropologist
  • Clifford Bundy "Cliff" StearnsSr., U.S. Congressman from Florida
  • Clifford Lee "Cliff" BurtonAmerican former bass guitarist for Metallica
  • Clifford Edward BerryAmerican inventor
  • Clifford Michael IrvingAmerican Author
  • Clifford Glenwood ShullAmerican physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Clifford Tobin "Cliff" DeYoungAmerican actor and musician
  • (Clifford) Porter HallAmerican actor
  • Clifford Lee "Cliff" BurtonAmerican bass guitarist for Metallica
  • Clifford Charles "Cliff" ArquetteAmerican actor
  • Clifford John "Cliff" BoleAmerican TV director
  • Clifford Vivian Devon "Cliff" CurtisNew Zealand actor
  • Arthur Clifford "Cliff" MichelmoreEnglish TV presenter
  • Clifford Allen "Cliff" HarrisAmerican NFL player
  • Clifford Olinson of American actors Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig

Clifford in Pop Culture

  • Clifford the Big Red Dogchildren's book and TV character
  • Clifford Montgomerycharacter on Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
  • Clifford "Cliff" Clavincharacter on TV's "Cheers'
  • Clifford "Cliff" Blossomcharacter in Archie Comics Universe
  • Clifford "Cliff" Steelealso known as Robotman, character in DC Universe
  • Clifford Danielsmain character played by Martin Short in the 1994 black comedy film "Clifford"