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What does Claudine mean?

Claudine Pronunciation of Claudine as a girls' name is pronounced klaw-DEEN. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Claudine is "lame". Feminine diminutive of Claude. Literary: made popular in the early 20th century as the name of the heroine of novels by French writer Colette. Also form of Claudia.


ASSOCIATED WITH 20th century (modern), heroine


VARIANT Claudean



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How popular is Claudine?

Claudine is a very popular first name for females (#864 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Claudine reached its apex rank of #503 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claudine name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Claudia (#872 IN 2018) and Claude are the popular related forms of Claudine. These forms of Claudine were popular as baby names in the 1940s (MEDIAN #938) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1624, DOWN 87%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claudine, Claude, Claudia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Claudine is pronounced similarly to Claudiane. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alaine, Aldine, Alldine (see Alida), Almandine, Almodine, Amandine, Blaine, Blandina, Blandine, Cadie, Caidie, Calvine, Candice, Candide, Candie, Candise, Capucine, Cardin, Carine, Carline, Carmine, Carrine, Catline, Catrine, Cauline, Celandine, Cellandine, Charline, Charmine, Chastine, Claire, Clairene, Clairice, Clarene, Clarice, Clarie, Clarina, Clarine, Clarise, Clarrie, Classie, Claudee, Claudelle, Claudette, Claudex, Claudey, Claudie, Claudina, Claudy, Clayrice, Cliodhna, Elaine, Elladine, Fleurine, Jadine, Klaudia, Klaudie, Laurine, Maudie, Maurine, Nadine, Pauline, Raedine and Wardine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claudine.

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