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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 has 14 variant forms: Claud, Claudan, Claudell, Claidianus, Claudicio, Claudien, Claudino, Claudio, Claudius, Claudon, Clodito, Clodo, Clodomiro and Klaudio.

There are 3 feminine forms of Claude: Claudette, Claudia and Claudine.


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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Claude and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Claud, Claude and Claudio. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Claude is also pronounced similarly to Clyde. Another suggested similar baby name is Clause. These names tend to be less commonly used than Claude.


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