What does Claude mean?
Roman clan name. Claudius was the Roman emperor who succeeded Caligula. Saint Claudius (third century) was a Roman tribune who converted to Christianity. Popular in France (where it is sometimes used as a girl's name) due to the fame of seventh-century Saint Claude of Besanšon. Claud is the anglicized form. Painter Claude Monet; composer Claude Debussy; Congressman Claude Pepper; actor Claude Rains.
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How popular is Claude?
Claude is a very prominent first name for men (#230 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#15125 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Claude for boys. Claude entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #52 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Claude ranked in the Top 2000 are Claudius, Claudio and Claud. These forms of Claude reached the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (average #1052), but now, forms like Claud have gone out of style.
Claude▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cloyd and Clyde▼. Other suggested similar names are Barde, Blade, Cabe, Cable, Cade, Cadel, Caden, Caide, Cairde, Calder, Cale, Camden▲, Canute, Card, Carden, Case▲, Caulder, Cayce, Cayle, Chace, Chad▼, Chadd, Chance, Chand, Chane, Channe, Chanze, Chase▲, Chaunce, Chayce, Chayne, Chayse, Claas, Claes, Clair▼, Claire, Clancey, Clancy, Claney, Claran, Clare▼, Clarke, Claro, Claron, Clarrie, Clarry, Claus, Clause, Clay▼, Clayre, Cleander, Cleante, Cleeve, Clete, Cleve▼, Cliffe, Clive, Cluny, Clyve, Craine, Crane, Dade, Dwade, Glade, Jade, Jayde, Kade▲, Meade, Slade, Slaide, Slayde, Wade▼ and Wayde. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claude.