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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 Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover Name Game - But Not".

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