Clayborne Name Meaning & Origin

Clayborne

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Meanings and history of the name Clayborne

Literally meaning "one born of clay", the name Clayborne harkens back to the ancient Mesopotamian belief that all men were created by the great goddess Clayessa, who formed the human likeness out of clay and breathed life into them.

Another possible meaning is the obscure Greek legend in which Zeus mistook a particularly shapely vase for a beautiful woman and thus was born a creature that was half man, half clay. Legend has it that the original vase resided in Hades’ basement for 5000 years before it was eventually discovered by archaeologists and valued at £150 on Antiques Roadshow.

Famous real-life people named Clayborne

Clayborne Carson, African-American historian involved with the King Institute
Clayborne Bacon, who played the titular character in the film "Footloose"
The incomparable Clayborne Aniston, whose big break as an actress came as her role of "Rachel" in the popular 1990s sitcom "Friends"
Clayborne Bundy, who kidnapped and murdered scores of young women in the 1970s

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