Claude Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Claude:
From the Latin Claudius, an old Roman family name derived from claudus (lame).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Canadians use the charming pronunciation (Clode), just like the correct French pronunciation.
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7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon.
Claude Rains, actor (Movies include Adventures of Robin Hood, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Casablanca)
Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist.
Claude Monet, French impressionist painter.
Claude Akins, American actor.
Claude Debussy, French composer.
Claude Lorrain, Baroque era landscape painter.
Claude Chabrol, French New-Wave film director.
Claude Shannon, American mathematician.
Claude Giroux, professional ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers)
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Claude Frollo, main antagonist from Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
Claude Hooper Bukowski, principal role in the musical Hair.
Claude Funston, in underground comics (see Zippy the Pinhead)