The name Clive is a boy's name of English origin meaning "lives near a high cliff". Clive and is often added to lists like If You Like Trevor, You Might Love... and discussed in our forums with posts like "AAAAAAAA, BBBBBBBB, CCCCCCCC, Octuplets Name Game".
From the experts:
Clive used to be stereotyped as a clipped British name in a pith helmet and pencil-thin moustache, as in English military hero Clive of India--but this image has been turned on its ear by hunky Clive Owen.
William Makepeace Thackeray did a lot to launch this as a first name via his novel The Newcomes with Clive Newcombe being the hero--most likely inspired by the exploits of General Robert Clive, essentially the founder of British India.
Two other notable modern day Clives are writers Barker and Cussler.