Clive: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Clive

Clive

Pronunciation: KLIYV (key)

Origin of the name Clive:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English clif (cliff, slope, bank of a river). The word is found in many English place-names, and Clive was probably first used for someone who lived near one of these places, or for someone who lived near a cliff or a riverbank. The use of Clive as a given name dates to the 18th century, when it was bestowed in honor of the baron of Plassey, Robert Clive (1725 - 74), the British soldier and statesman who established British control over India.

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- Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis, novelist, academic, author of the Narnia chronicles and Christian apologist
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- Clive Davis, president of Arista Record Company and member of Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame
- Clive Owen, Academy Award-nominated English actor who appeared in "Sin City," "Inside Man," "Children of Men" and "The International."

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