Name Claudia Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Claudia


Claudia is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Claudia?

Claudia is a name of Latin origin and a feminine variant of the masculine name Claudius.

What does the name Claudia mean?

Claudia likely means “lame”, “crippled” or “limping” (from Latin “claudus”), but recent research assumes that it is a name of unknown meaning or just means “of the patrician Claudii”. The Claudii were one of the oldest and most powerful Roman Patrician families.

Other spellings and variants

Claudia can also be spelled Klaudia, Claudya, Claudja and Cláudia. Claudia is the more common version. There is also the unisex form Claude as well as the French variants Claudine and Claudette, the Welsh form Gladys and the Russian variants Klawdija or Klavdiya.

Nicknames for Claudia

Popular nicknames for Claudia are Clau, Lia, Dia and C.

Claudia the Martyr

The holy Claudia was a Christian woman who died the Martyr death around 300 AD due to Roman emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians.

Claudia as a weather phenomenon

In Europe, Claudia was the name sake for six low pressure zone. In January 2020, a cyclone on the Australian west coast was named Claudia.

Famous people named Claudia

  • German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (born 1970) is known for her symmetrical face.
  • Claudia Conway (born 2004) is an internet personality and daughter of Kellyanne Conway (born 1967) who was an aide to President Donald Trump.
  • American actress Claudia Ann Christian (born 1965) has written three books and acted in 45 movies and TV productions.
  • American reality TV personality, TV host, actress, Model and business woman Claudia Jordan (born 1973) is known for participating in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”.

Fictional characters named Claudia

  • In the mid-century novel “Claudia: The Story of a Marriage” by Rose Franken (1895 - 1988), Claudia is the main character. Rose Franken also wrote the plays “Claudia” and Claudia and David”.
  • In the 1994 movie “Interview With the Vampire” by Anne Rice (1941 - 2021) one of the main characters, the child vampire Claudia was played by 11-year-old Kirsten Dunst (born 1982).
  • Claudia is a minor main character in the animated Netflix TV series “The Dragon Prince”.

Pronunciation of Claudia

Variants of the name Claudia

Claudya Cláudia Klaudia

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Popularity of the name Claudia

The name Claudia is ranked #3047 overall.

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