What does Claudia mean?
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 variants: Cacau, Claude, Claudee, Claudella, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudette▼, Claudex, Claudey, Claudiane, Claudie▼, Claudina, Claudine▼, Claudy, Clodia, Klaudia, Klaudie, Klava, Klavdiya and Klodia.
Claudia▼ has 1 more related form via Claudine: Claudean.Kreatif forms: Cladia, Clauda, Clausia. [more]
How popular is Claudia?
Claudia is a very prominent first name for women (#234 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Claudia for girls. Claudia reached its apex rank of #149 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is at #724 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Clodagh, Gladys, Claudine, Claudie, Claudette and Claude are the popular related forms of Claudia (#724 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Claudia was widespread during 1930-1939 (average #595) and is somewhat less today (#960, 90.2% less). Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Claudia and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)