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What does Claudius mean?

Claudius Pronunciation of Claudius [claudius] as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and Claudius means "lame". Claudius is a version of Claude (Latin): Roman clan name.


10 different relations via Claude: Claidianus, Claud, Claudan, Claudell, Claudicio, Claudien, Claudino, Claudio, Claudon and Klaudio.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Claudius Giovanny (C.G.), ..

How popular is Claudius?

Claudius is a rare first name for males. Claudius is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Claudius was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #1331 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claudius name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Claudius listed in the Top 2000 are Claud, Claude and Claudio. Other variants, like Claudan, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Claudius was more pronounced among parents in the 1880s (adoption of 0.4%), but now, forms like Claud have become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claudius, Claud, Claude, Claudio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agathius, Aldous, Aldus, Alexius, Aloisius, Anastius, Arcadius, Arkadius, Blasius, Caddis, Caddiss, Cadmos (see Cadmus), Cadmus, Cadmuss (see Cadmus), Caduceus, Caidin, Caius, Callis, Camdin, Candido, Cardin, Carolus, Cassius, Catullus, Caydin, Cecilius, Celsius, Chaddie, Claas, Claes, Clair, Claire, Clarens, Clarons (see Clarence), Clarrie, Claus, Clause, Cleophus, Cletis, Cletus, Cleytus, Clitus, Clodito (see Claude), Clovis, Columbus, Dacius, Darius, Darrius, Egidius, Eldous, Eligius, Fabius, Faunus, Faustus, Flavius, Gaius, Hilarius, Jarius, Julius, Kadmus, Klaus, Lucius, Marius, Maurus, Palladius (see Paladio), Paulinus, Paulus, Pelagius, Placidus, Stasius, Taurus, Thaddaus, Thaddeus, Thaddius and Thadeus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Claudius.