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Gender: Female Pronunciation: CLEE-o Meaning of Clio: "glory" Origin of Clio: Greek

The name Clio is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "glory". Clio and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Clio is the name of the ancient Greek mythological muse of history and heroic poetry, one that is rich with modern charm and would make an intriguing choice, especially thanks to its dynamic o-ending. Unlike the sound-alike Cleo, which brings up visions of Cleopatra, Clio is very much a stand-alone name.

Other Greek muse names you might consider: Thalia and Calliope.

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Famous People Named Clio

Clio Cresswell, mathematician and author
Clio Goldsmith, French actress; sister-in-law of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Clio Gould, English violinist and concertmaster
Clio Danae Othoneou, Greek actress and musician
Olive Clio Hazlett, American mathematician
Clio Davidson (b. 2011), daughter of actors Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson; twin of brother Wilder

Pop Culture References for the name Clio

Clio, Greek muse of history
Clio, Greek mythological daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, an Oceanid
Clio, Greek mythological daughter of Nereus and Doris, a sea nymph
Clio, Serafina's hippokamp in Jennifer Donnelly's "Deep Blue" series
Clio Awards, for excellence in advertising
Clio, model of Renault car

Clea, Klio


JossieChris Says:


We are considering this as a nickname for Cordelia. Corey and Delia were too obvious.

sueyann Says:


There is no need to be rude.

raefrank Says:


It seems mean to say that about a real person.

TheNameHunter Says:


So beautiful, and has such a fantastic meaning!

Liz Kent Says:


Clio is a stupid name, and it scares me that the "name sage" has a daughter lf this name ...

Haids1987 Says:


Yuck, that's what I came here to say too. Just one letter makes a huge difference.

EW314 Says:


I love it, and the "lady part" thing would never have occurred to me. I still slightly prefer the Cleo spelling, though - first of all, that's how I assume most people would spell it anyway, and second I like the shape of Cleo more than Clio.

However, spelling it Clio might stop people misreading it as Chloe, which I've heard can be a big problem with this name.

scblovesnames Says:


I prefer Cleo, but this is beautiful.

JamieO Says:


Spell it Cleo. This spelling looks too close to a lady part...

claraminta Says:


I absolutely love the name Clio. It's really short and I usually like longer names but Clio is just lovely.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I like this name and prefer it over Cleo.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I am kind of liking this name especially since she was the muse of History one of my favorite subjects :)