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pinWhat does Gladys mean?

Gladys /gla-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, used by the poet Martial (13th century) in reference to a noble and beautiful fifth-century princess. The name may also derive from Gwladus, a Welsh name possibly from gwledig meaning "ruler of a country". The name was used in several Edwardian romantic novels. Singer Gladys Knight.


Gladys has 9 variants: Glad, Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladi, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladus, Gwladys and Gwyladyss.

Affiliated girl names: Carys and Nerys.

Gladys has 20 more different relations via Claudia: Cacau, Claude, Claudee, Claudella, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudette, Claudex, Claudey, Claudiane, Claudie, Claudina, Claudine, Claudy, Clodia, Klaudia, Klaudie, Klava, Klavdiya and Klodia.

Kreatif forms: Gadys, Gaildys, Gladyssy. [more]

pinHow popular is Gladys?

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. in the 1900s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Gladys and corresponding names. Claude, Claudette, Claudia (#724 2 years ago), Claudie and Claudine are the prominent variation forms of Gladys rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Claudella, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Gladys was well-received during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4717%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.046%, 90.2% less), with the forms Claudette, Claudia, Claudie, Claudine and Gladys falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gladys, Claude, Claudette, Claudia, Claudie, Claudine in U.S.

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