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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KLOD(French)
KLAWD(English)
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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).
VariantsClaudie(French) Claud(English)
DiminutivesClaudette, Claudine(French)
Feminine FormsClaudie(French) Claudia, Gladys(English)
Other Languages & CulturesClaudia, Claudius(Ancient Roman) Claudia(Biblical) Klavdiya(Bulgarian) Clàudia(Catalan) 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) Claudia(Swedish) Klavdiya(Ukrainian) Gladys(Welsh)

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France: February 15

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