What does Gloria mean?
Gloria [glo-ria] as a girls' name is pronounced GLOR-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gloria is "glory". Supposedly coined by playwright George Bernard Shaw in "You Never Can Tell" (1898); the form Gloriana had earlier been used to refer to Queen Elizabeth I. Also made famous by actress Gloria Swanson from the 1920s to the 1960s. Writers Gloria Steinem, Gloria Naylor; singer Gloria Estefan.
Gloria▼ has 22 variants: Glaura, Glaurea, Glora, Glorea, Gloree, Glorey, Gloreya, Glori, Gloriana, Gloriane, Glorianna, Glorianne, Gloribel, Gloribell, Glorie, Glorra, Glorria, Glory, Glorya, Gloryan, Gloryanna and Gloryanne.Creative forms:
(female) Glaria, Glonia, ..
(male) Glona, Glorav, .. Middle name pairings:
Gloria Miya (G.M.), ..
How popular is Gloria?
Gloria is a very popular first name for females (#56 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#7468 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Gloria reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #529 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent variation form of Gloria (#529 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000 is Glory. These forms of Gloria were popular 85 years ago (usage of 0.61%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.03%, 95.3% less), with the form Gloria becoming less in vogue.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adoria, Alonia, Clodia, Clora, Cloris, Deloria, Doria, Eldoria (see Eldora), Elodia, Elora▲, Flora▼, Flori, Floria, Florida▼, Florie, Florina, Floris, Florita, Georgia, Gioia, Giorgia, Ilaria, Klodia, Kloris, Loria, Moria, Onoria, Toria and Valoria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gloria.See names in meaning and etymology.