Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /klod/(French) /ˈklɔːd/(English)  [key·simplify]

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).

Related Names

VariantsClaudie(French) Claud(English)
DiminutivesClaudette, Claudine(French)
Feminine FormClaudie(French)
Other Languages & CulturesKlaudia(Albanian) Claudia, Claudius(Ancient Roman) Claudia(Biblical) Klaudia(Biblical Greek) Claudia(Biblical Latin) Klavdiya(Bulgarian) Clàudia(Catalan) Klaudija, Klaudio(Croatian) Klaudie(Czech) Claudia(Dutch) Claudia, Klaudia(German) Klaudia(Hungarian) Claudia, Claudio(Italian) Klaudijs(Latvian) Klaudia, Klaudiusz(Polish) Cláudia, Cláudio, Claudinho(Portuguese) Claudia, Claudiu(Romanian) Klavdia, Klavdiya, Klava(Russian) Klaudia(Slovak) Klavdija(Slovene) Claudia, Claudio, Claudina, Dina(Spanish) Claudia(Swedish) Klavdiya(Ukrainian)


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Name Days

France: February 15


Entry updated July 13, 2010