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What does Gwladys mean?

Gwladys Pronunciation of Gwladys [gwla-dys] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Gwladys is "lame". Gwladys is a Welsh form of Gladys (Welsh, Latin): variation of Claudia.


Gwladys has 5 variants: Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladis, Gladyss and Gwladus.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Galadys, Giladys, ..

(male) Gwlaius, Gwlasis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gwladys Maelyn (G.M.), ..

How popular is Gwladys?

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gladis and Gladys are the prominent alternative forms of Gwladys (outside Top 2000). These forms of Gwladys were popular a century ago (usage of 1.31%), but now, the version Gladys has become less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gladis, Gladys in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Glade, Glenys, Glinys, Goldy and Ilanys. Like Gwladys, these names are not frequently used.

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