Klaus Name Meaning & Origin

Klaus

Pronunciation: KLOWS (key)

Related Names:

Nicholas, Claus

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Meanings and history of the name Klaus

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

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

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
Klaus Hargreeves (played by Robert Sheehan) in The Umbrella Academy (2019)

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