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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.


Popularity

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).


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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carys, Claudia and Gladys. (2015 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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