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What does Gladdis mean?

Gladdis Pronunciation of Gladdis [glad-dis] as a girls' name. The name Gladdis means "lame". Gladdis is an alternate spelling of Gladys (Welsh, Latin): transcription of Claudia.


Gladdis has 5 variants: Gladdys, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladus and Gwladys.

2 more different relations via Gladys: Glad and Gladi.

Creative forms:
(female) Gladdi, Goldis, ..

(male) Gladder, Gladrin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gladdis Rylie (G.R.), ..

How popular is Gladdis?

Gladdis is a rare given name for women. Gladdis is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Gladdis (outside Top 2000) are Gladys and Gladis. Adoption of these forms of Gladdis was widespread in the 1900s (average #593), but now, the form Gladys has become somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alais, Alanis, Aldis, Brandis, Candis, Claris, Gardie, Glade, Glenis, Glennis, Glinnis, Glynis, Glynnis, Ilanis, Kandis, Vardis and Wandis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gladdis.

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