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What does Claudia mean?

Claudia Pronunciation of Claudia [clau-dia] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: biblical, saints, 16th century.


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.

Related girl names: Clodagh and Gladys.

1 more related form via Claudine: Claudean.

Creative forms:
(female) Caldia, Claunia, ..

(male) Claumi, Claute, ..

Middle name pairings:
Claudia Kayleen (C.K.), ..

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)

Claudia reached its apex rank of #142 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is at #741 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claudia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claudia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Clodagh, Gladys, Claudine, Claudie, Claudette and Claude are the popular related forms of Claudia (#741 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Claudia was widespread during 1900-1909 (median #1041) and has become significantly diminished since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claudia, Claude, Claudette, Claudie, Claudine, Gladys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claudia, Clodagh outside U.S.

Similar Names

Claudia is pronounced similarly to Cloudy. Other recommended names are Alathia, Alaysia, Alidia, Allidia, Amadia, Blaisia, Blaysia (see Blasia), Braulia, Cacia, Cadie, Caidie, Calandra, Callia, Camia, Canda, Candi, Candia, Candias, Candie, Candis, Candita, Cardin, Carlia, Carmia, Cassia, Cathia, Caylia, Cearia, Chalia, Chanda, Chandra, Chandria, Chaundra, Chaunta, Cindia, Claea, Clair, Clairita, Clara, Clarecia, Claresa, Clareta, Clari, Clarica, Clarie, Clarina, Claris, Clarisa, Clarita, Clariza, Clarrie, Clarrisa (see Clarissa), Classie, Cloelia, Cordia, Cyndia, Eladia, Elainia, Elidia, Elodia, Fadia, Faunia, Flavia, Heladia, Ilania, Ilaria, Kadia, Nadia, Paladia, Placidia, Sadia, Shadia, Vardia and Wardia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claudia.