Clifton Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Clifton:
Transferred use of the surname originating from a place-name for various old English towns. It is composed from the Old English elements clif (cliff, slope, bank of a river) and tūn (town, settlement, village, enclosure): hence, "settlement by the cliff."
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My brother is named Clifton, and it fits him: nice, organized, honest, a little conservative in a genuine 1950's dad sort of way, emotionally accessible, and creative.
I love the name because it is unusual and retro... career-wise, I think architect or business major. It's a behind-the-scenes, responsible guy's name.
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My name is Clifton, and while I respect my Mother's tribute to her dead father, I hate my name. Over the phone people always think it's something else, it's misspelled constantly, and if you try to shorten it to Clif, forget about it. I always have people spelling it Cliff and that is extremely annoying as there is only one f in my name. I would highly recommend noone ever name their child Clifton. Ever. And to whoever said nice, organized, honest, a little conservative in a genuine 1950's dad sort of way, emotionally accessible, and creative. I lie often,am very unorganized, and not conservative in the slightest. I also don't do anything behind the scenes, nor do I exhibit much responsibility. Also, my Grandfather was an alcoholic, and I'm not exactly a shining beacon of perfection myself. Pick another name people.
So, different person here. On a lighter note my brother and dads name is Clifton. they both go by cliff, ive never actually called by brother by Clifton even though its his name. the only thing I can think of is everyone calling them Clifford (like Clifford the big red dog)which annoyed him
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