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Meaning and name origin

Claus \c-laus\ as a boy's name is of German origin. Variant of Nicholas (Greek) "people of victory", representing a short form of Niclaus or Niklaus. The name is associated in America with Santa Claus. Actor Klaus Kinski.


Claus has 3 variant forms: Claes, Clause and Klaus.


Claus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8845 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Claus and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Nicholas (#57). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nicholas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Claus is also pronounced similarly to Claas, Klaas and Klaes. Other suggested similar baby names are Claud and Colas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Claus.