Clifford Name Meaning & Origin

Clifford

Pronunciation: KLIF-ferd (key)

Origin of the name Clifford:

Transferred use of the surname originating from a place-name derived from the Old English elements clif (cliff, slope, bank of a river) and ford (ford, river crossing): hence, "ford at the cliff."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Meanings and history of the name Clifford
Famous real-life people named Clifford

• Clifford Brown (American jazz trumpeter)
• Clifford Harris, Jr. (American rapper, T.I.)
• Clifford Olin, son of American actors Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig
• Clifford Burton (Metallica bassist 1982 - 1986) RIP

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