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Gender: Male Origin of Clyde: Scottish river name Meaning of River: Nature name Clyde's Popularity in 2017: #707

The name Clyde is a boy's name of Scottish origin. Clyde is ranked #707 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

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Even though in the past Clyde may have been identified as half of the infamous outlaw duo with partner Bonnie Parker—especially after the 1967 movie in which he was played by Warren Beatty—Clyde has always had an element of jazzy cool that could overcome all the rest.

The name relates to the River Clyde that runs through Glasgow, Scotland. It was a Top 100 name in the US through the 1930s, and has made a comeback in the last few years, reentering the Top 1000 in 2013.

Clyde Griffiths was the doomed protaganist of Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel An American Tragedy. In the field of sports, basketball Hall of Famer—and later Dancing With the Stars participant—Clyde Drexler was known as Clyde the Glide, and Walt Frazier's nickname was Clyde. Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney have a son named Clyde.

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Famous People Named Clyde

Clyde Chestnut Barrow, American 1930s bank robber with partner Bonnie Parker
Clyde Lensley McPhatter, American R&B singer
Clyde De Vinna, American film cinematographer
Clyde Austin "the Glide" Drexler, American basketball player
Edmond Darell "Clyde" Gates, American football player
Clyde Anderson Tolson, American FBI associate director and life partner of J. Edgar Hoover
Clyde Cecil Holloway, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana
Clyde Lucas, American bandleader
(Errol) Clyde Klotz, Canadian art director and ex-husband of Gillian Anderson
Clyde Austin Stubblefield, American drummer for singer James Brown
Clyde William Tombaugh, American astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930
Clyde Rathbone, Australian rugby union player
Clyde Lewis, Australian swimmer
Clyde Mulroney, son of actors Dermot Mulroney and Catherine Keener

Pop Culture References for the name Clyde

Clyde, one of the ghosts in the "Pac-Man" video game
Clyde McBride, a character on animated series "The Loud House"
Clyde Mardon aka Weather Wizard, character on TV's "The Flash"
Clyde Langer, character from "The Sarah Jane Adventures" TV show.
Clyde Donovan (formerly Clyde Goodman and Clyde Harris), character in "South Park"
Clyde Crashcup, character in animated series The Alvin Show
Clyde, orangutan in film "Every Which Way but Loose"
Clyde, character inspired by Clyde Barrow who led the Ant Hill Mob on animated series "Wacky Races"
Clyde, a character on animated series "Tom & Jerry Kids"
Clyde, character in computer games Clyde's Adventure and Clyde's Revenge
Clyde, a character in video game Arc Rise Fantasia
Clyde River, New South Wales, Australia

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