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See also: clive and clivé



Proper noun[edit]


  1. A topographic surname - someone who lived near a cliff (Old English clif).
  2. A male given name derived from the surname. Popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.
    • 1949 Mazo de la Roche, Mary Wakefield, Dundurn Press (2009), →ISBN, page 132:
      "I suppose you," she said, "were named for General Clive." "I was. And my father was named for General Brock."
  3. A village in Alberta.
  4. A city in Iowa.
  5. A town in New Zealand.
  6. A village in Shropshire, England.