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What does Klaas mean?

Klaas Pronunciation of Klaas [klaas] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Klaas is "people of victory". Klaas is an alternate spelling of Klaus: transcription of Claus. Klaas is also a form of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


Klaas has 4 variants: Claas, Claes, Claus and Klaes.

2 more different relations via Klaus, Nicholas: Colas and Niklaas.

Creative forms:
(male) Keaas, Klacee, ..

(female) Klakas, Klasie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Klaas Westyn (K.W.), ..

How popular is Klaas?

Klaas is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#20711 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Klaas (not ranked) are Claus, Klaus and Nicholas (#62 via latest list). These relations of Klaas were popular with parents 2 decades ago (usage of 1.53%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.33%, 78.7% less), with the form Nicholas becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claus, Klaus, Nicholas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Klaas is alike in pronunciation to Clause. Other suggested similar names are Elias, Elyas, Ilias, Ilyaas, Ilyas, Kass, Keats and Klay. These names tend to be more frequently used than Klaas.

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