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What does Claudine mean?

Claudine Pronunciation of Claudine [clau-dine] as a girls' name is pronounced klaw-DEEN. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Claudine is "lame". Feminine diminutive of Claude. Literary: made popular in the early 20th century as the name of the heroine of novels by French writer Colette.

Associated with: 20th century (modern), heroine.


Claudine has 1 variant: Claudean.

Affiliated girl name: Claudia.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Claudine Ashton (C.A.), ..

How popular is Claudine?

Claudine is a very popular first name for females (#864 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Claudine reached its apex rank of #503 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Claudia (#741 in 2015) and Claude are the popular related forms of Claudine. These forms of Claudine were popular as baby names in the 1940s (median #938) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1580, down 85%).

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

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

Similar Names

Claudine is pronounced similarly to Claudiane. Other recommended names are Alaine, Aldine, Alldine (see Alida), Almandine, Almodine, Amandine, Blaine, Blandina, Blandine, Cadie, Caidie, Calvine, Candice, Candide, Candie, Candise, Capucine, Cardin, Carine, Carline, Carmine, Carrine, Catline, Catrine, Cauline, Celandine, Cellandine, Charline, Charmine, Chastine, Claire, Clairene, Clairice, Clarene, Clarice, Clarie, Clarina, Clarine, Clarise, Clarrie, Classie, Claudee, Claudelle, Claudette, Claudex, Claudey, Claudie, Claudina, Claudy, Clayrice, Cliodhna, Elaine, Elladine, Fleurine, Jadine, Klaudia, Klaudie, Laurine, Maudie, Maurine, Nadine, Pauline, Raedine and Wardine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claudine.

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