What does Gladys mean?
Gladys \g-lad-ys, gl(a)-dys\ as a girls' name is pronounced GLAD-iss. It is of Welsh and Latin origin, and the meaning of Gladys is "lame". Variant of Claudia. The name was used in several Edwardian romantic novels. Singer Gladys Knight.
Gladys▼ has 20 more different forms via Claudia: Cacau, Claude, Claudee, Claudella, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudette▼, Claudex, Claudey, Claudiane, Claudie▼, Claudina, Claudine▼, Claudy, Clodia, Klaudia, Klaudie, Klava, Klavdiya and Klodia.
Gladys is a very prominent first name for females (#103 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#57090 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gladys for girls. Gladys reached its peak position of #15 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Gladys and corresponding names. Claude, Claudette, Claudia (#724 the previous year), Claudie and Claudine are the prominent variation forms of Gladys rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4717%) and has become much less since (usage 0.046%, down 90.2%), with the forms Claudette, Claudia, Claudie, Claudine and Gladys falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)