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Klaus is a German, Dutch and Scandinavian given name and surname. It originated as a short form of Nikolaus, a German form of the Greek given name Nicholas.

Notable persons whose family name is Klaus[edit]

Notable persons whose given name is Klaus[edit]


See also[edit]

  • Claus, a variant of name
  • Klaukkala, Finnish village, whose name is partly based on the name Klaus[1]


  1. ^ "Klövskog, Nurmijärvi, Nyland" (in Swedish). Finlandssvenska bebyggelsenamn. Retrieved September 14, 2019.