Meaning & History
From the name of the River Clyde in Scotland, from Cumbric Clud, which is of uncertain origin. It became a common given name in America in the middle of the 19th century, perhaps in honour of Sir Colin Campbell (1792-1863) who was given the title Baron Clyde in 1858.
Sources & References
- Edgar's Name Pages, available from http://webspace.webring.com/people/ge/edgarbook/names/welcome.html