Clinton: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Clinton

Clinton

Pronunciation: KLIN-tən (key)

Origin of the name Clinton:

Transferred use of the surname believed to be derived from an English place-name formed by the Middle English elements clint (cliff, slope, bank of a river) and tūn (town, settlement, village, enclosure): hence, "settlement by the cliff."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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This is my brother's name; he was born in '91. He went by Clinton until he was in 1st grade, and then he decided to go by Clint because "people don't seem to like President Clinton very much." Haha.

Nicknames for Clinton: | Edit

Clint, Clinty

Meanings and history of the name Clinton: | Edit

The historical origin is from the old English name for 'the town on the banks of the river' Glyme. Glympton was the original form and is the name of a village about 12 miles from Oxford. About 1100AD is was changed to Clinton by the Norman rulers. All the descendents of the original Clinton are from Glympton.

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Clinton Kelly, host of "What Not to Wear"
Bill Clinton, former U.S. President
George Clinton, musician

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