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Gender: Male Meaning of Claes: "victory of the people" Origin of Claes: Swedish and Dutch variation of Klaes, form of Nicholas

The name Claes is a boy's name meaning "victory of the people". Claes and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Uncommon Names Family CAF".

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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.

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Claes is a character in Gunslinger Girl