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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KLAW-dee-ə(English)
KLOW-dya(German, Italian, Romanian)
KLOW-dee-ah(Dutch)
KLOW-dhya(Spanish)
KLOW-dee-a(Classical Latin)
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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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