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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 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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gladys for girls (2015 statistics).
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