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Claudius Meaning


What does Claudius mean?

The name Claudius is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Claudius is "lame".

Claudius is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Clau-di-us.

The Given Name Claudius

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.

Claudius appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

Mesmerizing yet daring, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Claudius is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Claudius Caesar, and Claudius Lysias.

Claudius Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, less than 5 boys were given the name. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before less than 5 boys were given the name. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Claudius Related Names

The names Claude, Claudios, Claudiu are all forms of Claudius.

Famous Claudiuss

  • Claudius ~ Saint
  • Claudius Caesar ~ Biblical Character (Acts 18:2)
  • Claudius Lysias ~ Biblical Character (Acts 23:26/24:22)
  • Claudius of Besancon ~ Saint

Claudius Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Claudius.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Claudius Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Claudius.

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