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What does Glenys mean?

Glenys Pronunciation of Glenys [glenys] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Glenys is "pure, holy". From glān, likely a different root as the similar-sounding Glynis.

Associated with: pure (virgin).


Glenys has 6 variants: Glen, Glenice, Glenis, Glennice, Glennis and Glennys.

6 more alternative forms via Glynis: Glinnis, Glinyce, Glinys, Glinyss, Glynae and Glynnis.

Creative forms:
(female) Grenys, ..

(male) Glegus, Glesis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glenys Reina (G.R.), ..

How popular is Glenys?

Glenys is an unusual given name for women. Glenys is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Glynis, Glennis, Glenice and Glen are the prominent variation forms of Glenys (not ranked). Other variants, like Glinys, are seldom used. These forms of Glenys were at the height of their popularity 9 decades ago (median #1610). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glen, Glenice, Glennis, Glynis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Glenys and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alexys, Allys, Alys, Annys, Cerys, Denys, Elenyi, Gaenna, Gaenor, Galen, Galena, Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Gelya, Gena, Genae, Genaya, Gene, Genia, Genie, Genisa, Genna, Genni, Genny, Genya, Ginny, Ginya, Gladdys, Gladis, Gladys, Gladyss, Gleana, Glenda, Gleneen, Glenene, Glenine, Glenn, Glenna, Glennda, Glenne, Glennie, Glesni, Glinda, Glory, Glorya, Glyn, Glynda, Glynn, Granya, Guenna, Gwen, Gwenda, Gwenn, Gwenna, Gwenni, Gwenny, Gwenyth, Gwladys, Ilanys, Nerys and Olenya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Glenys.

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