Clifford algebras are traditionally realized in terms of a specific set of representation matrices. This paper provides a more effective alternative by giving the finite group associated with each Clifford algebra. All the representation‐independent algebraic results, which are really direct consequences of the underlying group structure, can thus be derived in an easier and more general manner. There are five related but distinct classes of finite groups associated with the Clifford algebras. These groups are constructed from the complex, cyclic, quaternion, and dihedral groups in a way which is discussed here in detail. Of particular utility is a table which lists the order structure of each group: this permits the immediate identification of any Clifford algebra in any dimension.