Clinton is a British surname, indicating one's ancestors came from English places called Glympton or Glinton. Clinton has frequently been used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Clinton Name Meaning Irish: reduced form of McClinton. English: habitational name, either from Glympton in Oxfordshire, named as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the Glym river’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright stream’, or from Glinton in Cambridgeshire, recorded in 1060 as Clinton (named with an unrecorded Old English element akin to Middle Low German glinde ‘enclosure’, ‘fence’ + Old English tun).
Clinton Family Origin
Ireland (267) England (113) Great Britain (54) Scotland (26) Canada (3) Germany (3)