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Glad

What does Glad mean?

Glad Pronunciation of Glad [glad] as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Glad is "lame". Glad is a variant form of Gladys (Welsh, Latin): variation of Claudia.

Variations

7 different relations via Gladys: Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladi, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladus and Gwladys.

Creative forms:
(female) Gead, Giad, ..

(male) Gladd, Glads, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glad Klara (G.K.), ..

How popular is Glad?

Glad is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#21804 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gladis and Gladys are the prominent related forms of Glad (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Gladi, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Glad was more pronounced among parents in the 1900s (usage of 1.3%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gladis, Gladys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glad and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Glad is pronounced similarly to Glade. Other recommended names are Gada, Gae, Gai, Gal, Gala, Gay, Gia, Gila, Gilah, Glaw, Glen, Glyn, Mead, Nyad and Read. These names tend to be more frequently used than Glad.

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