[ 1 syll. clau-de, cl-a-ude ] The baby boy name Claude is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced in English as KLAOD or in French as KLOWD †. Claude is used predominantly in the French language and it is derived from Latin origins. Claude is a variant of the name Claudius (English and German).
See also the related form, Jean-Claude (French).
Claude is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1901 with 0.295% of baby boys being given the name Claude. It ranked at #58 then. The baby name has since substantially fallen in popularity, and is currently of very modest use. Among all boy names in its group, Claude was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018. Claude has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Claude: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"
Details of famous persons named Claude:
Artist Claude Monet, born 14 November 1840 - 5 December 1926, Paris, France.
Filmmaker Claude Jutra, born 11 March 1930, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Religious Figure Raël, born Claude Vorilhon, 30 September 1946.