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Boy Name: Claude

Name: Claude
Pronunciation: \c-lau-de\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Claude's also a girl name)
Meaning: lame
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Clyde, Glade
Variant forms: Claud, Claudan, Claudell, Claidianus, Claudicio, Claudien, Claudino, Claudio, Claudius, Claudon, Clodito, Clodo, Clodomiro, Klaudio
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 230
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14375

Description

Claude \c-lau-de\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Claude), is pronounced klawd. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Claude is "lame". Roman clan name. Claudius was the Roman emperor who succeeded Caligula. Saint Claudius (third century) was a Roman tribune who converted to Christianity. Popular in France (where it is sometimes used as a girl's name) due to the fame of seventh-century Saint Claude of Besan?. Claud is the anglicized form. Painter Claude Monet; composer Claude Debussy; Congressman Claude Pepper; actor Claude Rains.

Claude has 14 variant forms: Claud, Claudan, Claudell, Claidianus, Claudicio, Claudien, Claudino, Claudio, Claudius, Claudon, Clodito, Clodo, Clodomiro and Klaudio.

Baby names that sound like Claude are Clyde and Glade.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Claude.

Popularity

Claude is a very popular first name for men (#230 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14375 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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