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What does Gladstone mean?

Gladstone Pronunciation of Gladstone [glad-stone] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gladstone is "kite stone". Place name and Scottish surname, from gld stn. Used in the 19th century as homage to the great British Prime Minister Ewart Gladstone.

Associated with: old english, stone (rock), scottish, surname, 19th century, great, british (england).


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Gladstone Lyric (G.L.), ..

How popular is Gladstone?

Gladstone is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#11986 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gladstone was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1687 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gladstone name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Blackstone, Gaetane, Gaeton, Gallton (see Galton), Galton, Garson, Garton, Gascon, Gaston, Gastone (see Gaston), Gideone, Glade, Gladwin, Gladwinn (see Gladwin), Gladwyn, Gladwynne, Glenton, Grayson, Grayton and Sansone. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gladstone.

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