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Girl Name: Claudia

Name: Claudia
Pronunciation: \c-lau-dia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: lame
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Clodagh, Gladys
Sounds Like: Cloudy, Gladi
Variant forms: Claude, Claudella, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudette, Claudey, Claudie, Claudina, Claudine, Claudy, Clodia, Klaudia, Klodia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 234

Description

Claudia \c-lau-dia\ as a girl's name is pronounced KLAW-dee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Claudia is "lame". Feminine form of Cladius (see Claude). Biblical: a Christian woman of Rome greeted by Paul in his second letter to Timothy. Hence, the name was used in the 16th century. Literary: Colette's novel was named "Claudine at School". Actresses Claudette Colbert, Claudia Cardinale; model Claudia Schiffer.

Claudia has 13 variant forms: Claude, Claudella, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudette, Claudey, Claudie, Claudina, Claudine, Claudy, Clodia, Klaudia and Klodia.

For more information, see also related names Clodagh and Gladys.

Baby names that sound like Claudia are Cloudy and Gladi.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Claudia.

Popularity

Claudia is a very popular first name for women (#234 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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