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What does Glory mean?

Glory Pronunciation of Glory [glo-ry] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the name Glory means "glory". Glory is an English form of Gloria (Latin).

Associated with: glory.


Glory has 12 variants: Glaura, Glaurea, Glora, Glorea, Gloree, Glorey, Gloreya, Glori, Glorie, Glorra, Glorria and Glorya.

1 more different relation via Gloria: Gloryan.

Creative forms:
(female) Glery, Glony, ..

(male) Glor, Glorys, ..

Middle name pairings:
Glory Amy (G.A.), ..

How popular is Glory?

Glory is a very prominent first name for women (#1874 out of 4276, Top 44%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Glory was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #1354 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glory name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gloria (#529 a year ago) is the only other popular alternative form of Glory ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Glorey, are seldom used. These forms of Glory were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (median #835) and are now significantly less common, with the version Gloria becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Glory, Gloria in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Clary, Cory, Dory, Florry, Flory, Georgy, Gerry, Ivory, Kory, Lory, Malory, Rory, Tory and Valory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Glory.

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