Name: Claudius

Origin and Meaning of the Name Claudius

  • Meaning:
    Disabled
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
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    Itself (Claudius)
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Miscellaneous Info for Claudius

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Latin 'claudus', 'disabled' or 'lame'. The name of two Roman gens [families] and several emperors, a bishop of Besancon (France) and a martyr.

    Both Shakespeare and Robert Graves used the name for fictional characters. So is Claudius the evil uncle of the protagonist in 'Hamlet'. Graves based two of his novels on the historical figure of the emperor Claudius; 'I, Claudius' and 'Claudius the God'.

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