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Claudia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Claudia is of Latin and English origin.

The meaning of Claudia is "lame".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 724  in baby name popularity for girls with 383 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


The name Claudius derives from a Roman family name which in turn was derived from the Latin word claudus meaning "lame, or crippled".

It was the the family name borne by several Roman emperors of the 1st century.


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Related Names

Claudia is a form of the name Claudius.

The names Gladyce, Gladys, Glaudusa, Klavdija, Klavdiya are all forms of Claudia.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Claudia Schiffer.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Claudia.

Just for fun, see the name Claudia 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 Claudia in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.