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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 "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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 Amsberg, Prince 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 Stauffenberg, German army officer who tried to assassinate Hitler
Claus Christiansen, Danish footballer
Claus Adam, American cellist
Claus Norreen, Danish musician of band Aqua
Claus Ogerman, German pop music arranger
Claus Bertel Toksvig, Danish broadcaster
(Adolph) Claus J. Spreckels, German-American industrialist in Hawaii
Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max (b. 2004), Count of Oranje-Nassau; son of Prince Constanijn of the Netherlands

Pop Culture References for the name Claus

Santa Claus...'nuff said!



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.