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2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KLOD(French)
KLAWD(English)

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).