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Meaning and Name Origin

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


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). This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1900-1909 and has become much less popular since, with the version 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.