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When you think of the name Cleveland, many things may come to mind. A certain president, a city in Ohio, a TV show — it's a name found throughout our culture. Up until the 1980s, it was also a top baby name for boys in the United States. While it's fallen out of favor, we can see this old-fashioned name making a comeback. Place names and surnames as given names are big right now, and this one fits in both categories. Pair it with a classic or current middle name.

Meaning of the name Cleveland:

English: Land of cliffs or hills

Origin of the name Cleveland:

Cleveland is an old English surname that was given to people who lived in or near a land of cliffs or hills.

Symbolism of the name Cleveland:

Cleveland could symbolize the ups and downs of life, based on its meaning of “lands of cliffs or hills.” New parents may also choose the name to honor the late president Grover Cleveland or one of the many American cities name Cleveland, including the most famous, Cleveland, Ohio.

Style of the name Cleveland:


Gender of the name Cleveland:

Cleveland is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cleveland:


Number of syllables in the name Cleveland:


Emotion evoked from the name Cleveland:

The baby name Cleveland evokes images of someone who is a leader and who is open to new ideas.

Alternative spellings for the name Cleveland:

  • Cleaveland
  • Cleavland

Nicknames for the name Cleveland:

  • Cleve
  • Cleon

Popularity of the name Cleveland:

According to the Social Security Administration, Cleveland was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States up until 1989. It was most popular in 1910 when it ranked at number 225. It last ranked at number 975 in 1989.

Related names for the name Cleveland:

Great middle names for Cleveland and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Cleveland:

Cleveland in popular culture:

  • ClevelandBrown (character from the TV shows “Family Guy” and “The Cleveland Show”)
  • Cleveland “Book” Booker (character in the “Star Trek” franchise)
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