Meaning and name origin
Claudia \c-lau-dia\ as a girl's name is pronounced KLAW-dee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Claudia is "lame". Feminine of Cladius (see Claude). Biblical: a Christian woman of Rome greeted by Paul in his second letter to Timothy. The name was thus used by those looking for religious names which were not those of saints. It has been recorded for use from the 16th century. Literary: Colette's novel was named "Claudine at School". Actresses Claudette Colbert, Claudia Cardinale; model Claudia Schiffer.
Claudia▼ has 20 variant forms: Cacau, Claude, Claudee, Claudella, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudette▼, Claudex, Claudey, Claudiane, Claudie▼, Claudina, Claudine▼, Claudy, Clodia, Klaudia, Klaudie, Klava, Klavdiya and Klodia.
Claudia is a very popular first name for females (#234 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Claudia for girls. Claudia reached its highest rank of #149 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Claudia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Claudia (#724), Clodagh, Gladys, Claudine, Claudie, Claudette and Claude. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).