Swedish and Dutch variation of Klaes, form of Nicholas
"victory of the people"

Claes Origin and Meaning

The name Claes is a boy's name meaning "victory of the people".

Pronounced klaus, this spelling of the name is associated in this country with the major Pop Art sculptor Swedish-born Claes Oldenburg, known for his colossal public sculptures of everyday objects such as lipsticks and binoculars, and the "Happenings" performance art of the 1960s. Variations include CLAUS, KLAUS, KLAES, and CLAAS.

Claes in Pop Culture

  • Claes is a character in Gunslinger Girl