Scandinavian and German variation of Nicolas

Claus Origin and Meaning

The name Claus is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin.

A very Christmas-y Christmas baby name, that may avoid the Santa image by instead adopting the alternative spelling Klaus.

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Famous People Named Claus

  • Claus George Willem Otto Frederik Geert van AmsbergPrince of the Netherlands; husband of Queen Beatrix
  • Claus von Bulow (born Claus Cecil Borberg)British socialite acquitted of murder of his wife
  • Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von StauffenbergGerman army officer who tried to assassinate Hitler
  • Claus ChristiansenDanish footballer
  • Claus AdamAmerican cellist
  • Claus NorreenDanish musician of band Aqua
  • Claus OgermanGerman pop music arranger
  • Claus Bertel ToksvigDanish broadcaster
  • (Adolph) Claus J. SpreckelsGerman,American industrialist in Hawaii
  • ClausCasimir Bernhard Marius Max (b. 2004), Count of Oranje,Nassau; son of Prince Constanijn of the Netherlands

Claus in Pop Culture

  • Santa Claus...'nuff said!

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