Clive is a boy’s name of British origin. It means “cliff” or “slope” and is elevated by a certain upper-crust flair. Originally used as a habitual surname for those who resided by a cliff or steep riverbank, Clive has come into its own as a given name. You might recognize it as belonging to British actor Clive Owen, known for his roles in Children of Men, Closer, and American Crime Story: Impeachment, where he portrayed former US president Bill Clinton. Clive is an ideal choice for Anglophiles who wish to give baby a name with posh intonations.
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