Klaus

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Klaus

  1. A male given name, an alternative spelling of Claus.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Klaus

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Claus.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 11 180 males with the given name Klaus (compared to 25 307 named Claus) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Latin Nicolaus borrowed from Germany in the Middle Ages.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Klaus

  1. A male given name.
    • 1840 Kanteletar:3:8 Elinan surma:
      "Eikös muita ylpiöitä
      kuin on Laukon Klaus Kurki?"
    • 1971 Orvokki Autio, Puimakone bulevardilla, Kirjayhtymä, page 62:
      —Mä katson vain kuvat, vastasi poika. Mä sain tämän lehden lainaan yläkerran Klaussilta, sillä aikaa kun se pelaa pihassa.
      —Jaa, vai niin, sanoi Saara ja ajatteli, että heti niillä on nimetkin eri sorttia, Klaus.

Declension[edit]

modern declensions:

archaic, with mostly theoretical plural forms:


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Klaus

  1. A male given name derived from Nikolaus.