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Gender: Male Meaning of Clifton: "place on a cliff" Origin of Clifton: English

The name Clifton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "place on a cliff". Clifton and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

A less-used cross between Clifford and Clinton.

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Famous People Named Clifton

Clifton Geathers, American football player
Clifton Chenier, American zydeco musician
Clifton Collins, Jr., American actor
Clifton James, American actor
Clifton Parker, English composer
Clifton Sprague, US Navy officer
Clifton Sunada, American judoka
Clifton Webb, American actor
Clifton Williams, American astronaut
Clifton Phifer "Cliff" Lee, American baseball player
Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards, American jazz singer

Pop Culture References for the name Clifton

Geoffrey Clifton, from the movie "The English Patient"

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