First name origins & meanings:
- Greek: People of victory; diminutive of Nicholas
- German: Victorious people
- Greek: Victorious people
First name variations: Claes, Clause, Klaus, Claas, Klause, Klaus, Nicolas, Nikolas, Nikolie, Niko, Nikolaus, Nicklaus, Nicola, Nick, Nicky, Nikki, Nikita, Nickita, Nikos, Nikolai, Nikola, Nicholai, Nicanor, Nikos, Nicos, Nichol, Nichols, Nicolson, Nicol, Nicolo, Nikolos, Nicko, Nicodemus, Nils, Niles, Nixon, Cole, Colin, Colet, Klaus, Klas, Klaas, Miklós, Nicholas
Last name origins & meanings:
- Variant spelling of German Klaus, which is from a
popular personal name, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see
Nicholas). This spelling is also found in Dutch.
- Occitan: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort,
such as a courtyard or farmyard, from Late Latin clausum
‘enclosure’, ‘closed’, originally the past participle of
claudere ‘to close’.