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Gladys Meaning


What does Gladys mean?

The name Gladys is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Gladys is "ruler".

Gladys is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Gla-dys.

The Given Name Gladys

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

Gladys is a form of Gwladus. See Gwladus for further details.

Gladys is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

Attractive yet sophisticated, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Gladys falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gladys ferch Brychan, and Gladys George.

Gladys Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 3,439 in baby name popularity for girls with 45 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,462 in baby name popularity for girls with 73 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Gladys sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Gladys Name Popularity Page.

Gladys Related Names

Gladys is a form of Gwladus.

Variants of the name Gladys include Gladyce.

Famous Gladyss

  • Gladys ~ 4 hurricanes
  • Gladys ferch Brychan ~ Saint
  • Gladys George ~ Actress

Gladys Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gladys.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Gladys Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gladys in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gladys.

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.