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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.

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.


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

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