GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KLOD (French), KLAWD (English) [key]
Meaning & History
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS
. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint
Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this name was the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
OTHER LANGUAGES: Claudia, Claudius (Ancient Roman), Claudia (Biblical), Klavdiya (Bulgarian), Klaudija, Klaudio (Croatian), Klaudie (Czech), Claudia (Dutch), Claudia (German), Claudia, Claudio (Italian), Klaudijs (Latvian), Klaudia, Klaudiusz (Polish), Cláudia, Cláudio (Portuguese), Claudia, Claudiu (Romanian), Klavdiya, Klava (Russian), Klaudia (Slovak), Klavdija (Slovene), Claudia, Claudio (Spanish), Klavdiya (Ukrainian), Gladys (Welsh)
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