Meaning and Origin of: Cleve

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Faithful; dog; bold
  • Old English : Land near the hill

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the numerous minor places, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire, named Cleeve or Cleve ‘(place) at the cliff’, from the dative caseclife of Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘cliff’. CompareCliff.
  • Americanized spelling of Kleve.