Clifford

Male

Meaning

From the ford by the cliff

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/ˈklɪfərd/

Traits associated with the name Clifford:

Clifford has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Clifford tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Clifford?

Naming your dog Clifford suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic stories. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the classic children's book series about Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Is Clifford a good dog name?

Clifford has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Clifford isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Clifford is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Clifford was, in the past month, the 920th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Clifford is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Clifford was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Clifford's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Clifford is most adored in New Hampshire, Maine and Mississippi.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Georgia and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Clifford.

Most popular breeds named Clifford:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Chow Chow
  5. Poodle

Famous dogs named Clifford:

  • literature icon A vizsla named Clifford was a character in the book Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell.
  • television icon A labrador retriever named Clifford featured in the television show Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Clifford is found in these categories:

funny dog names
funny

Red, oversized canine from children's literature sparks humor and nostalgia.

british dog names
british

Associated with a prominent noble family and a popular children's book.

big dog names
big

Clifford evokes images of a towering, red, friendly canine.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popularized in mid-20th century literature, its usage has since declined.

famous dog names
famous

Star of a beloved children's book series, he's a big red canine.

cute dog names
cute

Red, oversized, lovable canine from children's literature sets this standard.

Dog names like Clifford:

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Chewbacca's nickname in the star wars franchise.
Genuine, bold or brave
Son Of My Right Hand
One who transports goods by cart or wagon.
Barrel maker
Clifford dog name meaning

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