Gladys - Meaning Of Gladys, What Does Gladys Mean?

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Gladys Meaning


What does Gladys mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Gladys is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Gladys is "ruler".  

It is also of Latin origin, where its meaning is "lame".

Gladys is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Gla-dys.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2460  in baby name popularity for girls with 73 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Gladys Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gladys has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gladys to other names.

Gladys is a form of the name Gwladus, Claudia.

Gladys is derived from the Welsh name Gwladus meaning "ruler". It was originally used as the Welsh form of the name Claudia.

Variants of the name Gladys include Gladyce, Glaudusa.

Gladys falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gladys Knight.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gladys in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Gladys in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gladys in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Gladys Numerology page.

Gladys Numerology
Gladys in Hieroglyhics
Gladys in Nautical Flags
Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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