The meaning of Klavdiya is 'enclosure' and is derived from a Russian origin. It comes from the names Claudia and Claudius. This name was initially given as a Roman family name and then was adopted into Russia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The name was adopted into other cultures when a 6th century Sabine leader named Attius renamed himself as Appius Claudius while visiting Rome and hence their generation produced many citizens with the same name. The name was also borne by a bishop of Besançon and was also borne by many of the early saints. In present day, this name is famously borne by Klavdiya Ivanovna Shulzhenko who was known to be a popular singer and actress. There are also many other variations to this name such as Klaudio, Claude, Claud, Claude, Claudio, Klaudijs, Klaudiusz, Cláudio, Claudiu, and Claudio.