What does Claes mean?
(male) Clanes, Clus, ..
(female) Clacen, Clacy, .. Middle name pairings:
Claes Finn (C.F.), ..
How popular is Claes?
Claes is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#69636 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Claes (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Nicholas (#62 in 2015), Cole (#115), Claus and Klaus. Other forms, like Colet, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Claes reached its apex 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.7%) and is now significantly lower (adoption 0.51%, ▼70%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Cael, Caeo, Cass, Chaps, Chas▼, Clair▼, Claney, Clare▼, Clarens, Clarey, Clark▲, Claro, Claud▼, Clay▼, Clem▼, Cleo▼ and Glades. These names tend to be more frequently used than Claes.See names in meaning and etymology.