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What does Gloria mean?

Gloria Pronunciation of Gloria as a girls' name is pronounced GLOR-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gloria is "glory". Supposedly coined by playwright George Bernard Shaw in "You Never Can Tell" (1898); the form Gloriana had earlier been used to refer to Queen Elizabeth I. Also made famous by actress Gloria Swanson from the 1920s to the 1960s. Writers Gloria Steinem, Gloria Naylor; singer Gloria Estefan.


ASSOCIATED WITH glory, queen


VARIANTS Glaura, Glaurea, Glora, Glorea, Gloree, Glorey, Gloreya, Glori, Gloriana, Gloriane, Glorianna, Glorianne, Gloribel, Gloribell, Glorie, Glorra, Glorria, Glory, Glorya, Gloryan, Gloryanna, Gloryanne



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How popular is Gloria?

Gloria is a very popular first name for females (#56 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#7468 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gloria reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #584 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent variation form of Gloria (#584 A YEAR AGO) listed in the Top 2000 is Glory (#1891). These forms of Gloria were popular 78 years ago (USAGE OF 0.73%) and have become significantly less popular since (USAGE 0.04%, 94.9% LESS), with the form Gloria becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gloria, Glory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Adoria, Alonia, Clodia, Clora, Cloris, Deloria, Doria, Eldoria (see Eldora), Elodia, Elora, Flora, Flori, Floria, Florida, Florie, Florina, Floris, Florita, Georgia, Gioia, Giorgia, Ilaria, Klodia, Kloris, Loria, Moria, Onoria, Toria and Valoria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gloria.

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