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[klaw-dee-uh] /ˈklɔ di ə/
a female given name: from a Roman family name meaning “lame.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Claudia was in her most boisterous spirits; Eugene, by one of the quick transitions of his nature, was hardly less elate.

    Father Stafford Anthony Hope
  • In the centre is Claudia Quinta about to kneel before the bust of the goddess.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • John commanded, and, after one memorable attempt at rebellion, Claudia had silently obeyed.

    What a Man Wills Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Miss Pounceby was the ingnue, and she and Claudia lived together.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Why, that—why, Claudia, that I shouldn't rush to you the moment I was free.

    Father Stafford Anthony Hope
Word Origin and History for Claudia

fem. proper name, from Latin Claudius (m.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Claudia in the Bible

a female Christian mentioned in 2 Tim. 4:21. It is a conjecture having some probability that she was a British maiden, the daughter of king Cogidunus, who was an ally of Rome, and assumed the name of the emperor, his patron, Tiberius Claudius, and that she was the wife of Pudens.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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