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Clive

Clive comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who lived near a cliff. The name comes from Old English clif (cliff; a group of rocks or crag) derived from Proto-Germanic *klibą (cliff, rock) via a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Clyve (English)

 

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