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Gender: Male Pronunciation: KLOW-ss Origin of Claus: Scandinavian and German variation of Nicolas Meaning of Nicolas: Spelling variation of Nicholas, "people of vistory"

The name Claus is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin. Claus and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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

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Heather Leebert Says:


Most people think of Santa when they hear this name, I think of Lucas's twin brother from MOTHER 3.

Impwood Says:


I was brought up with Father Christmas, rather than Santa Claus, so that's not what I think of when I hear of this, or Santa, as a name.