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Claude Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Claude is of French , English and French origin.

The meaning of Claude is "lame".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 2789 in popular baby names for boys with 42 occurrences. 

View the Claude Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Claude has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Claude to other names.


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Related Names

The names Claud, Claudette, Claudine, Claudio, Kolos are all forms of Claude.

Other Tidbits

Claude falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Claude Monet, Claude Debussy.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Claude in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Claude.

Just for fun, see the name Claude in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Claude in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.