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Meaning and name origin

Klaus \k-laus\ as a boy's name. Variant of Claus, which is a diminutive of Nicholas (Greek) "people of victory". Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Klaus has 2 variant forms: Klaas and Klaes.


Klaus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6911 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Klaus 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

Klaus is also pronounced similarly to Claas, Claes and Clause. Like Klaus, these names are not commonly used.


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