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Meaning and name origin
Claude \c-lau-de\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Claude), is pronounced klawd. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Claude is "lame". 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.
Claude is a very popular first name for males (#230 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14375 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Claude for boys (2015 statistics).
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