Infographic of Clifton name meaning, which is “The man from the town near the cliff.” Based on the Anglo-Saxon clif (a cliff) and tun (town).
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Clifton Name Popularity

How popular is the name Clifton? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 172 137 0.0389%
1911 166 163 0.0438%
1912 147 368 0.073%
1913 150 449 0.0792%
1914 150 584 0.0838%
1915 149 775 0.0853%
1916 156 738 0.0764%
1917 160 753 0.0753%
1918 151 917 0.0854%
1919 151 858 0.0819%
1920 155 887 0.0798%
1921 160 905 0.079%
1922 169 859 0.0771%
1923 165 877 0.0783%
1924 171 811 0.0698%
1925 172 840 0.0743%
1926 167 840 0.0764%
1927 167 873 0.0789%
1928 182 751 0.0702%
1929 182 738 0.0712%
1930 187 708 0.0678%
1931 189 668 0.0677%
1932 183 700 0.0709%
1933 179 695 0.0746%
1934 189 639 0.0661%
1935 196 617 0.0635%
1936 197 592 0.0615%
1937 194 620 0.0629%
1938 199 609 0.0595%
1939 195 616 0.0606%
1940 202 614 0.0578%
1941 204 640 0.0569%
1942 199 760 0.0602%
1943 189 814 0.0624%
1944 197 730 0.0589%
1945 203 674 0.0553%
1946 215 755 0.0512%
1947 204 935 0.056%
1948 208 912 0.0571%
1949 205 946 0.0588%
1950 201 977 0.0607%
1951 209 913 0.0538%
1952 216 901 0.0516%
1953 217 931 0.0526%
1954 216 1,000 0.0547%
1955 227 950 0.0516%
1956 233 969 0.0513%
1957 234 1,022 0.0531%
1958 248 976 0.0516%
1959 263 895 0.0471%
1960 274 829 0.0438%
1961 269 828 0.0439%
1962 261 825 0.0449%
1963 275 744 0.0414%
1964 268 789 0.0448%
1965 289 641 0.0392%
1966 278 658 0.0421%
1967 282 623 0.0411%
1968 281 651 0.0434%
1969 296 620 0.0402%
1970 298 642 0.0403%
1971 304 609 0.0405%
1972 301 578 0.0424%
1973 318 510 0.0393%
1974 260 714 0.0549%
1975 187 1,184 0.0921%
1976 236 829 0.0643%
1977 249 801 0.0594%
1978 240 839 0.0624%
1979 268 744 0.0528%
1980 270 761 0.052%
1981 270 771 0.0525%
1982 288 678 0.0454%
1983 315 572 0.0388%
1984 305 601 0.0404%
1985 315 613 0.0404%
1986 328 565 0.0374%
1987 349 525 0.0344%
1988 377 488 0.0313%
1989 413 466 0.0289%
1990 466 406 0.0245%
1991 481 378 0.0232%
1992 530 323 0.0202%
1993 581 266 0.0171%
1994 641 219 0.0143%
1995 671 198 0.0131%
1996 676 192 0.0128%
1997 700 181 0.0122%
1998 687 197 0.0132%
1999 728 176 0.0118%
2000 712 194 0.0127%
2001 781 168 0.0111%
2002 977 111 0.0074%
2003 959 118 0.0078%
2004 988 116 0.0076%
2005 1,010 115 0.0075%
2006 1,216 84 0.0054%
2007 1,154 99 0.0063%
2008 1,363 65 0.0042%
2009 1,294 76 0.0051%
2010 1,358 66 0.0046%
2011 1,481 49 0.0034%
2012 1,239 80 0.0056%
2013 1,327 66 0.0046%
2014 1,256 76 0.0052%
2015 1,412 57 0.0039%
2016 1,605 39 0.0027%
2017 1,378 59 0.0042%
2018 1,468 49 0.0036%
2019 1,488 45 0.0033%
2020 1,541 58 0.0046%

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What names are diminutives of Clifton?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Clifton sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Clifton, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cliff

Cliff-side slope

English


What names are variants of Clifton?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Clifton.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cliff

Cliff-side slope

English

Cliffeton

Town by the cliff

English

Clift

Town by the cliff

English

Clyffeton

Town by the cliff

English

Clyffton

Town by the cliff

English

Clyfton

Town by the cliff

English


What names sound like Clifton?

If you like how Clifton sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Clifton.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Clovito

Renowned fighter

German


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1 Comment

  1. 5he name Clifton was an easy decision for my husband and I. My husband’s grandfather had passed when my husband was younger. He never got the chance to see my husband as an adult. this name was chosen to honor the man that helped shape my husband into who he is today


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