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Actually the word "cliff" derives from the Latin word "clivus", which itself derives from the ancient Greek word "klitys", (meaning "face of the mountain" or "slope" in ancient Greek), from the ancient Greek verb "klino", meaning "I'm leaning".
-- Damis  3/8/2005
I am 71 now and have always assumed that this name was given to me after "Clive of India" and it is now much less common.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2005
The famous creator of Narnia was named Clive Staples Lewis.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2005
*Clive* is commanding and stout. It's an honorable and timeless name. This is one that won't go over to the girls the way *Ryan* and various others have.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2006
Clive Owen is a handsome and talented English actor.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2006
So Jazzy! How could anyone not love Clive?
-- puella_blu  3/7/2006
My Dad's name. I have no idea where my grandmother got it from but she seemed to favour names with a certain, shall we say "poshness" to them. Example: my other uncles on Dad's side are Allan Nigel and Neville, more names of that ilk, I feel!
-- LeonieMarie  7/11/2006
Clive Barker is an English author, film director and visual artist. He's the creator of wonderful "Hellraiser" series of books and movies.
-- audreyhubley  8/29/2006
Clive Durham is the name of a character in the novel Maurice by E. M. Forster; he's the title character's first boyfriend, who's very sexually inhibited and ends up leading a rather dull and repressed life. Hugh Grant played Clive in the film version.
-- Marauder  11/9/2006
Clive Anderson is a British tv show host, including the original version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".
-- Laurea  1/20/2007
Clive Staples Lewis (C. S. Lewis) was a Christian author, probably most famous for writing children's books The Chronicles of Narnia.
-- scarletquillraven  2/23/2007
Sorry, but I have always hated this name. I simply don't like the sound of it, and if you have to ask why, you'll never know. The name makes me think of old guys, and the fact that this was the first name of that lunatic C. S. Lewis is a pretty good reason for me not to warm up to it.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
This name always reminds me of chives.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2009
I'm not sure what I think about this name, though I tend to lean toward CS Lewis' impression of it. Of course, any name listed next to office supplies on a birth certificate is liable to be ruined. I'm sure Jack would have seen Clive as a much more acceptable name had it not been associated in his mind with paper fasteners. By itself, it's really not a bad name. But alongside Staples, well, you can't blame the man for going by Jack.
-- Atarah Derek  10/19/2009
Clive Bailey, an English opera singer (bass). Perhaps the most wanted man today when it comes to Claggart.
-- Patria-Sue  6/24/2011
Clive Bell (Arthur Clive Heward Bell) (1881-1964) was a British writer on art.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2011
Only recently have begun giving thought to "Clive"; it is an interesting and strange name.
It may be slightly tough for a boy growing up with it, however... and depending on his character and personality, it may prove to be worse than others.

I appreciate the professional manner within; the authority, the strength. I am also fond of the C.S. Lewis association-- he was a great mind.
-- Francesca  1/26/2012
The name Clive was given to 65 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Clive Cussler (1931-present) is an American author of adventure novels. His novels have been on The New York Times fiction best-seller list over twenty times.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2014

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