Claude is a variant of Claudia and it can be used as both feminine and masculine given names. Claudia originates in Latin language and means "feeble woman". It is the feminine form of Claudius. In Roman mythology, Claudia was one of the Vestal Virgins, priestess of Vesta, Roman goddess of the hearth. More recently, the name was popularized by Claudia Cardinale, a famous Italian actress, as well as Claudia Schiffer, a German supermodel.