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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Greek: People of victory; diminutive of Nicholas
  2. German: Victorious people
  3. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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’.
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