What does Claude mean?
Claude [claude] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Claude) is a Latin name, and Claude means "lame". Claude is a variant form of Claudia (Latin): feminine of Cladius (see Claude). See also Claudette and Claudine.
(female) Claure, Clede, ..
(male) Claune, Claut, .. Middle name pairings:
Claude Karma (C.K.), ..
How popular is Claude?
Claude is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3734 out of 4276, Top 87%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#15125 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Claude was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #814 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Claude listed in the Top 2000 are Claudia (#741 from recent data), Claudine, Claudie and Claudette. Usage of these relations of Claude was at its highest 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.15%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.02%, ▼88.2%), with versions such as Claudie becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Amande, Aude, Bolade, Brande, Caddy, Cade, Cadee, Cadey, Cadie, Cady, Cadye, Caidie, Calandre (see Calandra), Calee, Calie, Canda, Candee, Candes, Candie, Candy▼, Carden, Caree, Carie, Carle, Casee, Casse, Catie, Caye, Cayse, Celinde, Chader, Chandy, Chanee, Chante▼, Charee, Charle, Chaunte, Claea, Clair, Claire▲, Clairey, Clare▲, Clarene, Clari, Clarice▼, Clarie, Clarine, Claris, Clarrie, Classie, Claudean, Clayre, Cleone, Cloe▼, Cloudy, Clove, Cluny, Clytie, Coady, Eolande, Glade, Iolande, Jade▲, Jaide, Jolande, Kade, Kayde, Maude▼, Rolande, Sade▼, Shade, Sharde, Trude, Yolande and Zhade. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claude.See names in meaning and etymology.