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What does Glynis mean?

Glynis \g-ly-nis\ as a girls' name is pronounced GLEN-iss. It is of Welsh origin. Related to Glenn and its variants. Made familiar in America in the 1950s-1960s due to Welsh actress Glynis Johns.


Glynis has 9 variants: Glennis, Glenys, Glinnis, Glinyce, Glinys, Glinyss, Glynae, Glynice and Glynnis.

For more information, see also the related girl name Glenda.

Glynis has 4 more different forms via Glenn: Glen, Glenne, Glyn and Glynn.


Glynis is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3131 out of 4276, Top 73%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Glynis for girls. Glynis entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #984 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Glynis and associated names. Glenn and Glenda are the popular related forms of Glynis listed in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during 1940-1949 and is now significantly less widespread, with the form Glenda becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Glenda, Glenn, Glynis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Glynis is pronounced similarly to Glenis. This name tends to be less frequently used than Glynis.