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Gender: Male Origin of Klaus: German variation of Claus, diminutive of Nicolas Meaning of Claus: Scandinavian and German variation of Nicolas

Klaus Origin and Meaning

The name Klaus is a boy's name of German origin.

Two drawbacks: some unpleasant World War II associations, and the Santa clause.

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Pop Culture References for the name Klaus

Klaes, Klaas, Claus

Comments

kpearl8 Says:

2019-09-04T16:40:53

I guess just cause it's obviously German?

pam Says:

2017-09-18T06:01:49

Old Saint Nick! It certainly is.

beachbear Says:

2017-09-18T02:29:07

That means Nick is also connected to Santa Claus.

beachbear Says:

2017-09-18T02:28:10

I have literally zero WWII associations with the name Klaus.

Josephine-M.R Says:

2016-12-28T15:30:57

I adore this name, it has been on top of my list for ages!! Love the spelling, pronunciation and popularity it has.

MelanieCora Says:

2016-12-13T18:01:06

The American Santa Clause comes from the European Sinterklaas which is pronounced with the same sound as Klaus. They all stem from Saint Nicholas, and since Klaus is a diminutive of Nicholas, Saint Nicholas-Sinterklaas-Santa Clause aren't far off and they are all connected no matter if the pronunciation differs slightly. Not to say this should in any way make Klaus and bad name to use, I love it! It just is connected to Santa Clause whether or not some people want it to be.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-11T16:29:16

People pronounce Claus incorrectly, in connection with Santa. If you use Klaus instead, it doesn't look like claws or clause, and to me, the connection matters less, and people will pronounce the name as it should be.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-11T16:25:40

I really like this. With this spelling, the Santa connection is less important. A strong name.

MelancholyMusic Says:

2015-06-20T20:04:13

This is growing on me after about 3 years after reading the series of unfortunate event. I don't see the Santa Claus connection since the pronunciation isn't claws. Seems to me like a variation of Cloud I could actually use without feeling weird.

otheralix Says:

2015-06-14T12:49:01

Klaus is not pronounced the same.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-14T12:07:27

First thought was Santa