Clive Family History
Clive Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Shropshire and Cheshire, named Clive, from the dative case of Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘bank’, ‘cliff’ (see Cliff), originally used after a preposition. In some cases the name may be topographical, with the same origin and meaning.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press