Claudia \c-lau-dia\ as a girl's name is pronounced KLAW-dee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Claudia is "lame". Feminine form of Cladius (see Claude). Biblical: a Christian woman of Rome greeted by Paul in his second letter to Timothy. Hence, the name was used in the 16th century. Literary: Colette's novel was named "Claudine at School". Actresses Claudette Colbert, Claudia Cardinale; model Claudia Schiffer.