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

Clio Origin and Meaning

The name Clio is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "glory".

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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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 :)