Claudine was a top 1,000 baby name in America up until 1975. The name has virtually disappeared in modern times. Claudine is popular in France, however, where it dates back to the ancient Roman name Claudius.

Meaning of the name Claudine:

French: lame

Origin of the name Claudine:

The baby name Claudine originated as the female form of the Latin name Claudius, popularized in France. The latter was a surname in Rome originally, coming from the ancient family name Clausus. Claudius and Claudine both come from the Latin word “claudus.”

Symbolism of the name Claudine:

The baby name Claudine means “lame” in French because of the original Latin word “claudus.” This word translates to “lame” or “crippled” in English.

Style of the name Claudine:


Gender of the name Claudine:

Claudine is a traditional and old-fashioned name option for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Claudine:

KLO-deen or KLAW-deen

Number of syllables in the name Claudine:


Emotion evoked from the name Claudine:

Claudine feels formal and classic. It is mature and upper class.

Alternative spellings for the name Claudine:

  • Claudinne
  • Claudeen
  • Claudeene

Nicknames for the name Claudine:

  • Claude
  • Claudia
  • Claudie
  • Claudey
  • Claudy
  • Claudi
  • Dina
  • Dine

Popularity of the name Claudine:

The baby name Claudine, in the twentieth century, became a top 1,000 name in America in 1901 at number 883. It reached its highest ranking in 1935 as number 460. 1975 was the last year Claudine was ranked at number 919.

Related names for the name Claudine:

Great middle names for Claudine and their meanings:

  • Kristen (follower of Christ)
  • Bree (power, noble)
  • Eliza (my God is an oath)
  • Tracy (war-like, fighter)
  • Liesl (God's promise)
  • Autumn (fall, autumn)
  • Melinda (sweet, honeybee)
  • Gemma (gem, gemstone)

Famous people with the name Claudine:

Claudines in popular culture:

  • Claudine Crane (character from “True Blood”)
  • Claudine (character from “St. Clare's” series)
  • Claudine (character from “Claudine at School”)