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What does Gwladys mean?

Gwladys \g(w)-lad-ys, gwl(a)-dys\ as a name for girls is of Welsh and Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Gwladys is "lame". Gwladys is a derivative of Gladys (Welsh, Latin): variant of Claudia.


Gwladys has 4 variants: Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladis and Gladyss.

Gwladys has 3 more alternative forms via Gladys: Glad, Gladi and Gwyladyss.


Gwladys is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Gwladys is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Gwladys and related names. Gladys is the only prominent alternative form of Gwladys (#unlisted). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.985%) and have become much less popular since, with Gladys becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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