Meaning and Origin of: Clive

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Land near the hill
  • Old English : Hill

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Shropshire and Cheshire, named Clive, from the dative case of Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘bank’, ‘cliff’ (see Cliff), originally used after a preposition. In some cases the name may be topographical, with the same origin and meaning.