Klaus Name Meaning & Origin

Klaus

Pronunciation: KLOWS (key)

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Lukas and Klaus are anagrams of each other, they contain the same letters.

As a form of Nicholas, Klaus means "the people's victory" and implies someone who serves his community and devotes himself to the greater good.

When I first saw the name, it looked like it should be said "claws" as in Santa Claus. Not too bad a name.

Personal experiences with the name Klaus: | Edit

This is my son's name. We love it.

Klaus is my husband's name. When we met in college I thought it was a very odd name, but now I couldn't picture him as anything else. He loves that it sounds strong yet is unique and people always remember it! Sometimes he gets the (Santa) Claus pronunciation but usually it just takes one correction and people don't make the mistake again. He is a lively, funny, outgoing, masculine yet unique guy, so it fits him perfectly!

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Klausie

Meanings and history of the name Klaus: | Edit

Short form of Nikolaus, the German form of Nicholas. Can be used as a nickname or as an independent name.

Famous real-life people named Klaus: | Edit

Klaus Kinski, German actor
Klaus Maria Brandauer (born Klaus Georg Steng), Austrian actor and director
Klaus Nomi (Klaus Sperber, b. 1944, d. 1983). German experimental and cabaret vocalist.
Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall, b.1949). American musician (bassist for the Dead Kennedys)

Klaus in song, story & screen: | Edit

Klaus Daimler (played by Willem Dafoe) in "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
Klaus Baudelaire, main character in Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series
Klaus, the talking fish with a German accent on the animated TV series "American Dad"
Klaus Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

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