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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 form 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.
Baby names that sound like Claudia are Cloudy and Gladi.
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Popularity of Claudia
Claudia is a very popular first name for women (#234 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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