What does Gwladys mean?
Gwladys /gwla-dys/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Welsh and Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Gwladys is "lame". Gwladys is a version of Gladys (Welsh, Latin): variation of Claudia. Compare surname Gladysz.
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)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Gwladys and related names. Gladys is the only prominent alternative form of Gwladys (outside Top 1000). This girl name was at the top of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.985%) and has become much less popular since, with Gladys becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)