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pinWhat does Claude mean?

Claude /clau-de/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 has 14 variants: Claidianus, Claud, Claudan, Claudell, Claudicio, Claudien, Claudino, Claudio, Claudius, Claudon, Clodito, Clodo, Clodomiro and Klaudio.

Claude has 3 feminine forms: Claudette, Claudia and Claudine.

Kreatif forms: Calde, Claune. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claude name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Claude ranked in the Top 1000 are Claudio and Claud. These forms of Claude reached the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (average #402) and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Claud and Claude becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Claude and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claude, Claud, Claudio in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claude and related baby names outside U.S.

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Claude is alike in pronunciation to Clyde. Another suggested similar baby name is Clause. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claude.