Origin of the name CHLAUS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CHLAUS.
Swiss form of Nicholas
(q.v.), meaning "victor of the people." (History of Christian
Names, Yonge, 1884)
... in the Vienna text Clavus
calls himself Claudius Claussön Niger filius Nicolai; in the Nancy text,
Claudius Clavus Suartho, on the Nancy map, Claudius Clavus;
quotes him as Claudius Chlaus Niger, Friedlieb sometimes as Nicolaus
Niger, sometimes as Claudius Niger. (Historical Records and
Studies, U.S. Catholic Historical Society, v.6, 1911)