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PronouncedPron.KLAW-dee-ə English
KLOW-dya GermanItalianRomanian
KLOW-dee-ah Dutch
KLOW-dhya Spanish
KLOW-dee-a Classical Latin

Meaning & History

Feminine form of CLAUDIUS. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament. As a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.
VariantGladys English
Masculine FormsClaud, Claude English Claudio Italian Claudio Spanish Claudiu Romanian Claudius Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesKlavdiya Bulgarian Clàudia Catalan Klaudija Croatian Klaudie Czech Claude, Claudie, Claudette, Claudine French Klaudia Polish Cláudia Portuguese Klavdiya, Klava Russian Klaudia Slovak Klavdija Slovene Klavdiya Ukrainian Gladys Welsh
Same SpellingCláudia, Clàudia


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Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute