Claudette is the more popular female variation of Claudius, but Claude is also a girl’s name in its native France. Popular in the 1880-90s, Claude has a regal past with two 16th century Claude’s of France— Queen Claude of France, daughter of Louis XII, and Claude de France, daughter of Henri II. The name is also associated with creative types and could be a chic choice, given it’s heritage.
- French: lame; crippled
Queen Claude of France, Actress Claude Jade, Photographer Claude Cahun
Daughter of Claude Debussy