German variation of Claus, diminutive 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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Famous People Named Klaus

  • Klaus KinskiGerman actor
  • Klaus Meinelead singer of German hard rock band The Scorpions
  • Klaus BadeltGerman composer, most famous work to date is from Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Klaus von Klitzingwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Klaus Werner IohannisPresident of Romania
  • Klaus Voormannmusician and artist that created The Beatles' 'Revolver' album cover.
  • Klaus mann german writer and oldest son of Thomas mann

Klaus in Pop Culture

  • Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelsoncharacter from "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals"
  • Klaus Baudelairefrom "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
  • Klaus Goldsteindate able character from Shall we Date?Wizardess Heart older brother of Elias Goldstein
  • Klaus Heislertalking goldfish in "American Dad"
  • Klaus Hargreevescharacter from the comic The Umbrella Academy

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