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Meaning and name origin

Gladys \g-lad-ys, gl(a)-dys\ as a girl's name is pronounced GLAD-iss. It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Claudia (Latin) "lame". The name was used in several Edwardian romantic novels. Singer Gladys Knight.


Variations

Gladys has 8 variant forms: Glad, Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladi, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladys and Gwyladyss.

For more information, see also related girl names Carys and Nerys.


Popularity

Gladys is a very popular first name for females (#103 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26543 out of 88799, Top 30%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gladys for girls. Gladys reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gladys name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gladys outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gladys and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Claudia (#724), Gladys and Carys. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claudia, Gladys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carys, Claudia outside U.S.

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