Claude

First Name
92k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Claude

"Claude" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Lame". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Roman family name Claudius, from Latin claudus (“lame”).

  1. A male given name.

Claude was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Claude

Claude Monet was an artist. Claude was given the name Oscar-Claude Monet on November 14th, 1840 in Paris, France. He left this life on December 5th, 1926.

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Claude "Butch" Trucks is a rock and southern rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. Claude was given the name Claude Hudson Trucks on May 11th, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Claude is also known as Butch Trucks.

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Leon Russell is a country music, rock music, folk music, rhythm, blues, folk rock, and blues rock musician. He plays Vocals, piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, and Electronic organ. He holds the title This Masquerade". He has been prominent since 1956. Leon was given the name Claude Russell Bridges on April 2nd, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States. Leon is also known as Hank Wilson.

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Claude Puel is a soccer player for the OGC Nice and AS Monaco FC. Claude was born on September 2nd, 1961 in Castres, France.

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Claude Shannon was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and electronic engineering. Claude was born on April 30th, 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan, U.S. He died on April 30th, 1916.

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Claude Makélélé is a soccer player for the Stade Brestois 29, FC Nantes, Olympique de Marseille, Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid C.F., Chelsea F.C., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., France national under-21 football team, and France national football team. Claude was born on February 18th, 1973 in Kinshasa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Claude

Claude was royalty. Her career lasted from 1514 to 1524. Claude was born as the child of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany on October 13th, 1499 in Romorantin-Lanthenay. She left this life on July 20th, 1524.

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Georges Claude was a scientist. Georges was born on September 24th, 1870 in Paris, France. He breathed his last breath on May 23rd, 1960.

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She holds the title prev. Duchess of Aosta and prev.Duchess of Aosta. Princess was born as the child of Henri, Count of Paris, and Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza on December 11th, 1943 in Larache.

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Albert Claude was a scientist in the field of cell biology. Albert was born on August 24th, 1899 in Longlier, Neufchâteau, Belgium. He died on May 22nd, 1983.

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Bunny and Claude is a fictional character.

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Duke was born on June 5th, 1578. He passed away on January 24th, 1657.

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How popular is the baby name Claude in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 319 10 309 #57 boy name
1881 311 9 302 #53 boy name
1882 364 8 356 #50 boy name
1883 321 6 315 #54 boy name
1884 353 0 353 #54 boy name
1885 350 7 343 #53 boy name
1886 401 10 391 #48 boy name
1887 383 8 375 #46 boy name
1888 382 8 374 #55 boy name
1889 391 5 386 #49 boy name
1890 359 12 347 #59 boy name
1891 334 7 327 #59 boy name
1892 363 10 353 #62 boy name
1893 403 9 394 #52 boy name
1894 419 0 419 #53 boy name
1895 402 13 389 #55 boy name
1896 407 9 398 #54 boy name
1897 361 16 345 #59 boy name
1898 382 11 371 #59 boy name
1899 300 7 293 #63 boy name
1900 445 12 433 #59 boy name
1901 341 0 341 #58 boy name
1902 342 6 336 #68 boy name
1903 309 8 301 #71 boy name
1904 346 9 337 #70 boy name
1905 399 0 399 #63 boy name
1906 352 6 346 #73 boy name
1907 369 5 364 #74 boy name
1908 433 5 428 #69 boy name
1909 427 8 419 #74 boy name
1910 472 9 463 #78 boy name
1911 472 6 466 #87 boy name
1912 898 8 890 #89 boy name
1913 1,089 13 1,076 #88 boy name
1914 1,297 13 1,284 #93 boy name
1915 1,618 13 1,605 #96 boy name
1916 1,742 9 1,733 #93 boy name
1917 1,638 13 1,625 #98 boy name
1918 1,897 19 1,878 #95 boy name
1919 1,785 13 1,772 #93 boy name
1920 1,910 17 1,893 #92 boy name
1921 1,908 20 1,888 #96 boy name
1922 1,825 20 1,805 #97 boy name
1923 1,713 18 1,695
1924 1,721 15 1,706
1925 1,712 16 1,696
1926 1,735 22 1,713
1927 1,636 14 1,622
1928 1,556 23 1,533
1929 1,472 26 1,446
1930 1,498 15 1,483
1931 1,313 14 1,299
1932 1,374 21 1,353
1933 1,260 11 1,249
1934 1,273 8 1,265
1935 1,275 12 1,263
1936 1,239 15 1,224
1937 1,146 7 1,139
1938 1,318 8 1,310
1939 1,169 13 1,156
1940 1,204 8 1,196
1941 1,186 0 1,186
1942 1,321 6 1,315
1943 1,371 8 1,363
1944 1,300 11 1,289
1945 1,165 0 1,165
1946 1,314 9 1,305
1947 1,438 7 1,431
1948 1,355 9 1,346
1949 1,226 8 1,218
1950 1,260 9 1,251
1951 1,251 9 1,242
1952 1,149 6 1,143
1953 1,148 11 1,137
1954 1,151 6 1,145
1955 1,093 8 1,085
1956 1,015 10 1,005
1957 1,022 6 1,016
1958 959 7 952
1959 867 14 853
1960 851 13 838
1961 814 10 804
1962 707 6 701
1963 748 6 742
1964 727 9 718
1965 605 0 605
1966 557 7 550
1967 512 7 505
1968 535 5 530
1969 456 8 448
1970 454 7 447
1971 431 8 423
1972 371 9 362
1973 330 5 325
1974 326 8 318
1975 323 6 317
1976 275 7 268
1977 254 0 254
1978 262 0 262
1979 276 8 268
1980 272 5 267
1981 240 7 233
1982 235 0 235
1983 183 0 183
1984 187 0 187
1985 188 0 188
1986 178 0 178
1987 209 0 209
1988 180 0 180
1989 169 0 169
1990 151 0 151
1991 146 0 146
1992 142 0 142
1993 148 5 143
1994 119 0 119
1995 113 0 113
1996 108 0 108
1997 89 0 89
1998 93 0 93
1999 91 0 91
2000 99 0 99
2001 69 0 69
2002 70 0 70
2003 82 0 82
2004 65 0 65
2005 70 0 70
2006 62 0 62
2007 58 0 58
2008 66 0 66
2009 58 0 58
2010 55 0 55
2011 46 0 46
2012 45 0 45
2013 43 0 43
2014 42 0 42
2015 51 0 51
2016 55 0 55

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Popularity of Claude as a first name

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Popularity of Claude as a last name

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Common last names for Claude

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Allen
  • Adams

Common first names for Claude

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Claude U.S.
  White 44.47% 64.26%
  African American 48.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Claude

People with the last name Claude are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Claude

  • How Popular is the name Claude? Claude is the 676th most popular name of all time. As a last name Claude was the 14,636th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Claude have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 91,915 babies born with the first name Claude in the United States. That's more than enough people named Claude to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Claude? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 319 new born babies.
  • When was Claude first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Claude is Monday, November 12th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Claude born? The highest recorded use of the first name Claude was in 1920 with a total of 1,893 babies. That's a lot of babies named Claude!
  • Random Claude Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Claude ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 44 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Claude: Your name in reverse order is Edualc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Claude. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Claude? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,033 people with the last name Claude.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Claude? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Claude as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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