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pinWhat does Klaus mean?

Klaus /klaus/ as a boys' name. Variant of Claus, which is a diminutive of Nicholas (Greek) "people of victory". Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer.


Klaus has 2 variants: Klaas and Klaes.

Klaus has 5 more related forms via Claus, Nicholas: Claas, Claes, Claus, Clause and Colas.

Kreatif forms: Klauscee, Klauske, Klausly. [more]

pinHow popular is Klaus?

Klaus is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#5944 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nicholas (#57 the previous year) is the only popular alternative form of Klaus (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. This form of Klaus was favored as a birth name in 1999 (usage of 1%) and is now much less common (usage 0.94%, 5%). Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Klaus and affiliated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Aldus, Altus, Kass, Keats, Klay, Kletus and Kobus. Like Klaus, these names are not frequently used.