What does Claus mean?
Claus [claus] as a boys' name is of German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Claus is "people of victory". Variant of Nicholas, representing a short form of Niclaus or Niklaus. The name is associated in America with Santa Claus. Actor Klaus Kinski.
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(female) Clace, Claci, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Claus?
Claus is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#8393 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Claus reached its top rank of #1211 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Klaus, Nicholas (#62 a year ago) and Niklaus (#1603) are the popular alternative forms of Claus. Other variants, like Colas, are seldom used. These relations of Claus reached the peak of their popularity 20 years ago (usage of 1.53%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.33%, 78.4% less), with the form Nicholas becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aldus, Altus, Caius, Cass, Celsus, Cetus, Chaps, Chas▼, Clair▼, Clare▼, Clark▲, Claro, Claud▼, Claude▼, Clay▼, Cletus▼, Clitus, Comus and Cyrus▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Claus.See names in meaning and etymology.