K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Klaus

Klaus (pr. klows; Forvois a German male name, a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people”, the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Klaus is also a German surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Claus (German, Danish)

 

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