Klaus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) German short form of Nikolaus (see Nikolaos) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Short form of Claudius [2]

Related Names

Clauos
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Old Swedish
Claus
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Clauus
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Old Swedish
Klaus
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Kláus
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Faroese

See also Kalause, Klas and Klavs
For female forms see Klausine (and Claudia)

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Klausen Denmark Norway
Klaussen Norway
Klausson Sweden

Female

Klausdatter Denmark Norway
Klausdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Klaus
Genitive: Klaus' / Klauses
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Klaus
Genitive: Klausin / Klaun / Klauksen
Partitive: Klausia / Klauta / Klausta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Klaus
Genitive: Klaus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Klaus
Genitive: Klaus'

Name Days

Finland Finland

7 July

Norway Norway

23 November

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

7 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Klaus Hagerup (born 5 March 1946), Norwegian author
Gnbox image.png The German pronunciation of Klaus can be found on our sister site www.germannames.de.

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 9246 n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 804 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
0 0 625 1115
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 3909
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Klaus(m)

Sources: [10] [8] [9] [11]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi