Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KLOWS(German, Finnish)
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

German short form of Nicholas, now used independently.

Related Names

VariantsClaus, Nico, Niko(German)
DiminutiveLauno(Finnish)
Feminine FormsNicola, Nikola(German)
Other Languages & CulturesNikollë(Albanian) Nicolaus, Nikolaos(Ancient Greek) Nikola(Basque) Mikalai, Mikalay(Belarusian) Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay(Bulgarian) Nicolau(Catalan) Nikola, Nikica, Niko, Nikša(Croatian) Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola(Czech) Nicolaas, Kai, Klaas, Nick, Nico, Niek, Nikolaas(Dutch) Nicholas, Colin, Collin, Collyn, Kai, Nic, Nick, Nickolas, Nicky, Nik, Nikolas(English) Nikolao, Niĉjo(Esperanto) Nigul(Estonian) Nicolas(French) Kai, Kay, Klaes(Frisian) Nicolau(Galician) Nikoloz, Nika, Niko, Nikusha(Georgian) Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos(Greek) Miklós, Nikolasz, Kolos, Miksa(Hungarian) Nioclás(Irish) Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò(Italian) Nikolajs, Klāvs, Niklāvs(Latvian) Klaos(Limburgish) Klaas(Low German) Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche(Macedonian) Nikora(Maori) Nichol, Nicol, Col(Medieval English) Mikołaj(Polish) Nicolau, Nico(Portuguese) Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor(Romanian) Nikolai, Nikolay, Kolya(Russian) Niillas, Nilas(Sami) Nicol(Scottish) Neacel(Scottish Gaelic) Nikola, Nikica(Serbian) Mikuláš(Slovak) Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko(Slovene) Nicolás, Nico(Spanish) Niklas, Claes, Kai, Klas, Nicklas, Niclas, Nils(Swedish) Mykola(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantsKlassen, Klausen(Danish)
User SubmissionKláus

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: December 6
Finland: July 7
Norway: November 23

Categories

Entry updated January 21, 2022