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Claudia 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.

For more information, see also related names Clodagh and Gladys.

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Popularity of Claudia

Claudia is a very popular first name for females (#234 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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