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A well known yet fictitious Claudia is the beautiful, complex, seductive, deceptive child vampire in Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire. This stunning character is a complete contradiction to the name's meaning of "lame"!
-- Greeneyed Porcelain  5/14/2005
A bearer of this name is model Claudia Schiffer.
-- wiswina  5/19/2005
Claudia Kishi is a character in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2005
Claudia is a very calculatively notorious name for a girl who has bad behaviour and actually rebels a lot and is fraudulent in life.
-- Quantine  9/9/2005
I really love this name, my new baby daughter has just been named it. To all those who are thinking about using this name, CHOOSE IT!
-- Becca245  9/14/2005
My significant other and I were just discussing the perfection of Claudia in that, it isn't exceptionally common, and most people don't know more than two or three in real life. Yet, it's easily recognizable from literature. Plus, it's beautiful.
-- JaimeLouise  11/3/2005
Pronounced Kah-lawd-ee-uh.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2006
I LOVE Claudia! It's strong, elegant, intelligent-sounding, ageless and completely beautiful.
-- tmarie  4/18/2006
Lady Bird Johnson's "real" first name is Claudia. (She was born Claudia Alta Taylor.)
-- Kosta  5/24/2006
A nice sounding name but its meaning leaves something to be desired. 'Lame crippled one'? Ugh.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
Claudia Gerini is a beautiful Italian actress and model.
-- audreyhubley  8/5/2006
Claudia is timeless, elegant, and strong yet delicate. My first daughter will be given this name - it's classy and would suit both a child and an adult. Claudia was almost my name - as it is I was called Amelia, which is quite similar. I think Amelia and Claudia would make perfect names for twin girls!
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
My second name - but it drives me nuts getting people to pronounce it right. For me it's like KLOW-DIA not KLAW-DIA (my mother is German).
-- Katie_Claud_Harker  8/12/2006
A famous bearer is the Italian actress Claudia Cardinale, who acted in "The Leopard", "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "The Pink Panther".
-- Ylva  8/12/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Claudia here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
My name is Claudia. while growing up I've never met another girl named Claudia. Everyone I know, knows at least 1 - 2 Claudias. After 22 years of living I finally ran into another Claudia!

It's not a very popular name, and I appreciate that my parents named me Claudia. I didn’t get any bullying like other names: icky Vicky, creepy Carrie or things like that. So that’s a good point. My name is pronounced like the German site above. KLOW-dee-a. I personally really don't like the English KLAW-dee-a, reminds me of a big large claw and just sounds weird.

The meaning of the name is “lame, crippled one”. Not that I’m proud of that but I don’t exactly feel strong. People always tell me that I look so confident and strong. I actually feel like I’m too sensitive for this planet. I also put others first. I do everything for my friends, family and for the one I love. Almost to the point of insanity. So I guess this name suits me.

Unfortunately most people are having a hard time to keep my name intact. People seem to like to cut names. So my friends call me Clue. I’m grateful for that! I specifically asked them not to call me KLOW. In Dutch the part “Clau/KLOW” sounds like the word “klauw” which means in “claw”. People also love to stay on the W so that you get a kloWW-Dee-a. But whatever.

Apparently there is even a movie called “Claudia”. Never saw it though. I don’t have any bad experiences with this name. Too bad it isn’t used that often. I like it.
-- Claudia007  9/8/2006
My name is Claudia, pronounced Klaw-Dia. I don't really like it, mostly because it doesn't have a nickname. If anyone can think of one besides Claud (boys name-uuugh) tell me! Also, the meaning sucks.
-- Claudia123  10/4/2006
Claudia is a model for the gameshow Deal or No Deal.
-- Taydbug112  12/15/2006
I love the name Claudia. It's beautiful, timeless, and has a cute nickname (Claud). However, the meaning is horrendous. Why is it that such beautiful, underused names have to have sad meanings? Hopefully, no one with the name Claudia (or anyone else) feels lame about themselves.
-- Lizard435  12/28/2006
I have always loved my name (klaw-dee-a) and the meaning "lame" has nothing in common with any Claudia I have ever known. We all seem strong and independent like the name and yet somewhat soft. It's just beautiful! I don't think anyone can dislike Claudia and it's too strong to be shortened into a nickname which I like!
-- CLAUDIA 20  3/26/2007
The full name of The West Wing's Press Secretary, C. J. Cregg, is Claudia Jean.
-- Nochenne  6/10/2007
Pronounced as "KLOWD-yah".
-- Karcoolka  6/13/2007
A very beautiful actress named Claudia Black bears this name. She plays main characters on Farscape and Stargate SG-1! (I love Sci-Fi!)
-- Aedh  6/22/2007
My aunt is named Claudia, and I've always thought of it as a name for a strong, cool, and independant woman (basically, my aunt!). I think that it's got a nice ring to it as well!
-- Aedh  6/22/2007
In my high school Spanish class, my teacher wanted us all to have Spanish names which only she would use to identify us. Claudia was mine, and I loved her Spanish pronunciation of it: "Clowdia". It made it sound so much more delicate and romantic.
-- myhopscotch  7/6/2007
My sister's name is Claudia. I happen to think that the name is very regal, proper and elegant, especially paired with her middle name Grace.
-- simpegirl81  7/20/2007
The French say, klohd-jia. I think it's pretty!

My take on the meaning of this name goes a bit farther than simply "crippled". Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (10 BC – 54 AD) is no doubt the progenitor of the "textbook" meaning of this name. He is known to have had some kind of handicap -- a hump, or a club foot, or spina bifida, as examples.

As Caesar of Rome, Claudius was "an able administrator and a great builder of public works. His reign saw an expansion of the empire, including the conquest of Britain. He took a personal interest in the law, presided at public trials, and issued up to twenty edicts a day" (thank you, wikipedia). So, I don't think it's fair to only focus on Claudius' physical limitations when, as a leader of men, he is renowned for his humanitarianism! It's sad, but predictable, that people tend to ruminate on the "ugly" when so much good is staring them in the face. So go ahead and name your daughters "Claudia" and let them know about the "real" meaning of their beautiful name!
-- leananshae  12/19/2007
Very pretty. I prefer the pronunciation of KLOW-dee-ah as opposed to KLAW-dee-ah.

I can't stand how some people choose a name solely based on it's meaning. The meaning of a name doesn't necessarily reflect a person's personality or physical state.
-- MusicRat  1/1/2008
To me, Claudia sounds like "clod." Where I come from, clod is a chunk of dirt, commonly found on the ground.
-- SingingDove114  3/24/2008
I have this name and pronounce as if it were spelt Cloudia. I personally like this pronunciation better.
-- Cimmy  5/1/2008
This is a pretty name with the European pronunciation ''KLOW-dee-a'', but ugly in the English pronunciation. The English pronunciation makes me think of claws.
-- slight night shiver  5/18/2008
I have a cousin with this name. Because our family is from Puerto Rico, we pronounce it klah-OO-dee-uh.
-- nobodyKNOWS  6/28/2008
I don't know why but this name reminds me of Santa Claus and made me to image a picture of obese geek or a goth teen every time I heard this name. Claudius is a much better name for mature white-haired men with beards, but still reminds me of Santa Claus.
-- alexa7289  1/20/2009
Claudia has been one of my favorite names ever since I can remember. For me, it represents kindness and sweetness. I believe that it is suitable for young girls and older women alike, and therefore a good choice as all children grow up eventually.
-- ningyorose  3/29/2009
I love this name! It is sophisticated and classic, and has a beautiful, feminine sound to it. It is neither too popular/common, nor too unusual, and it has consistently been in the top 1000 baby names for over a century. It is also a fairly 'international' name that can be easily pronounced in other languages. Personally, I prefer the ''klaw-dee-ah'' pronunciation to the ''klow-dee-ah'' pronunciation though.
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2009
I love the name Claudia. It has elegance, poise and beauty to it, and it's not too common. And I love Claudia Deheza from the band School of Seven Bells.
-- Ailis  7/13/2009
Claudia Donovan is one of the main characters in the new SyFy Series Warehouse 13.
-- Lady_Skywalker  8/26/2009
Klaudija is the Croatian form.
-- goricar  3/31/2010
I like this name, but I really dislike the meaning.
-- Chrila96  10/30/2010
I like this name, but it either reminds me of a black-haired girl who is too full of herself or a crazy blond vampire. Just saying.
-- VMarie  12/19/2010
I do not even care that this name has a horrid meaning! I love it, it is so regal and beautiful! I can see this name on a little girl, a teenager and an adult, that makes a perfect name in my book!
-- gabbygrace1915  1/7/2011
I don't like it. It sounds harsh and ugly. *no offense*
-- Dancing_Dragonfly  1/20/2011
Whatever your opinion on the name Claudia, you've got to respect a name that's been in the top 1000 most popular names for going on 130 years.
-- Clytemnestra  2/10/2011
This is the name of the biological mother of Jacob and his brother, in the TV series LOST.
-- Zanizaila  5/3/2011
When I gave birth to my first child sixteen years ago (a nine-pound baby who took 30 hours to deliver - I WISH I was exaggerating!) my OB nurse was a wonderful woman named Claudia who got me through the whole ordeal with amazing patience and kindness. I decided right then and there to give the baby her name. Since it turned out to be a boy, I hope she understands why we went with "Joseph" instead, but Nurse Claudia, if you happen to read this, I still think YOU ROCK!
-- elizabeth hamlet  5/4/2011
I really love the sound and look of this name! I'm not to keen on the meaning. However my young niece is named this. I can't imagine anyone meeting her and not liking her immediately! So even with an unbecoming meaning, I have to say this name is awesome! I wouldn't hesitate to name your daughter this!
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2011
I love this name! I also spell it like Clodia because the English pronunciation claw-dee-ah sounds like some claw or sharp thingy. I like clo-dee-uh better. I never ever saw a Clodia before so it's rare and unique.
-- meemeeandmama  10/27/2011
Drop-dead gorgeous. :)
-- BTM  5/11/2012
Claudia Lee Mirkowski (born 1996 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American teen actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Claudia Jordan (born 1973 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American model and television personality.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
The form Clàudia is used in Catalan.
-- overtheclouds  10/13/2012
Claudia Brown is a character from the British series Primeval. She is portrayed by Lucy Brown.
-- Fray  3/15/2013
"Claudia" looks great on paper, is pretty to write, but to say? It sounds like Santa Claus. I think that Claudia is an okay middle name but for a first name, it just doesn't sound right. :/
-- avengingangelx3  6/10/2013
This is my mother's name and will also be my future daughter's name.
It sounds classy and cute at the same time. Yes a thousand times over to this name!
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2013
I love this name. I just can't get past the meaning.
-- citylights  8/29/2013
Gorgeous name. If its good enough for THREE Emperors of Rome, it should be good enough for anyone, don't worry over the meaning. It sounds royal. I would kill for a name this awesome.
-- Lollipopfop  1/20/2014
If you want to give a nickname to someone named Claudia u can call them clauda or clda.
-- Anonymous User  2/14/2014

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