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Popularity
267k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gladys

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Country
  • #270 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Gladys" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 20 20 0
1881 40 40 0
1882 46 46 0
1883 71 71 0
1884 92 92 0
1885 91 91 0
1886 131 131 0
1887 201 201 0
1888 314 314 0
1889 414 414 0 #96 girl name
1890 525 525 0 #82 girl name
1891 633 633 0 #70 girl name
1892 867 867 0 #65 girl name
1893 1,017 1,017 0 #58 girl name
1894 1,258 1,258 0 #47 girl name
1895 1,470 1,464 6 #41 girl name
1896 1,762 1,757 5 #33 girl name
1897 1,746 1,737 9 #32 girl name
1898 2,145 2,136 9 #27 girl name
1899 2,236 2,228 8 #20 girl name
1900 2,749 2,733 16 #21 girl name
1901 2,686 2,676 10 #11 girl name
1902 2,821 2,809 12 #12 girl name
1903 2,686 2,674 12 #14 girl name
1904 2,987 2,976 11 #14 girl name
1905 3,013 2,996 17 #14 girl name
1906 3,012 3,000 12 #16 girl name
1907 3,317 3,303 14 #14 girl name
1908 3,596 3,580 16 #15 girl name
1909 3,550 3,538 12 #15 girl name
1910 3,862 3,842 20 #15 girl name
1911 3,947 3,933 14 #18 girl name
1912 4,998 4,980 18 #19 girl name
1913 5,447 5,428 19 #19 girl name
1914 6,260 6,227 33 #20 girl name
1915 7,886 7,857 29 #21 girl name
1916 8,049 8,019 30 #22 girl name
1917 8,109 8,075 34 #23 girl name
1918 8,760 8,735 25 #22 girl name
1919 8,741 8,717 24 #21 girl name
1920 8,832 8,819 13 #22 girl name
1921 8,836 8,813 23 #24 girl name
1922 8,062 8,041 21 #25 girl name
1923 7,719 7,694 25 #29 girl name
1924 7,811 7,791 20 #30 girl name
1925 7,260 7,231 29 #33 girl name
1926 6,658 6,631 27 #35 girl name
1927 6,453 6,415 38 #37 girl name
1928 5,825 5,793 32 #41 girl name
1929 5,351 5,328 23 #44 girl name
1930 5,088 5,063 25 #48 girl name
1931 4,377 4,347 30 #55 girl name
1932 4,199 4,183 16 #54 girl name
1933 3,617 3,585 32 #60 girl name
1934 3,637 3,610 27 #66 girl name
1935 3,163 3,147 16 #78 girl name
1936 2,956 2,942 14 #84 girl name
1937 2,890 2,872 18 #86 girl name
1938 2,606 2,590 16
1939 2,439 2,417 22
1940 2,256 2,245 11
1941 2,237 2,221 16
1942 2,198 2,191 7
1943 2,112 2,112 0
1944 1,907 1,900 7
1945 1,707 1,707 0
1946 1,720 1,714 6
1947 1,820 1,820 0
1948 1,608 1,602 6
1949 1,553 1,544 9
1950 1,531 1,531 0
1951 1,455 1,450 5
1952 1,308 1,303 5
1953 1,367 1,367 0
1954 1,269 1,260 9
1955 1,234 1,228 6
1956 1,176 1,171 5
1957 1,072 1,072 0
1958 956 951 5
1959 852 846 6
1960 861 861 0
1961 817 817 0
1962 715 715 0
1963 695 689 6
1964 628 628 0
1965 578 578 0
1966 435 435 0
1967 442 442 0
1968 382 382 0
1969 399 399 0
1970 369 364 5
1971 344 344 0
1972 243 243 0
1973 270 270 0
1974 267 267 0
1975 310 310 0
1976 262 257 5
1977 270 270 0
1978 201 201 0
1979 237 237 0
1980 291 291 0
1981 261 255 6
1982 292 292 0
1983 221 216 5
1984 227 227 0
1985 256 256 0
1986 231 231 0
1987 242 236 6
1988 243 243 0
1989 265 265 0
1990 448 448 0
1991 337 332 5
1992 312 312 0
1993 320 320 0
1994 289 289 0
1995 283 283 0
1996 277 277 0
1997 249 249 0
1998 192 192 0
1999 214 214 0
2000 184 184 0
2001 184 184 0
2002 198 198 0
2003 190 190 0
2004 186 186 0
2005 202 202 0
2006 207 207 0
2007 160 160 0
2008 135 135 0
2009 120 120 0
2010 103 103 0
2011 81 81 0
2012 81 81 0
2013 69 69 0
2014 73 73 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Gladys? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 267,020 babies born with the name Gladys in the United States. That's more than enough Gladys to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 20 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gladys" was in 1920 with a total of 8,819 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gladys)

According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gladys" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 237 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1917. Across the entire United States a total of 8,109 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Gladys popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gladys" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gladys as well as things modernly associated with the name Gladys such as celebrities named Gladys.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Gladys

The name "Gladys" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Country". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford is an actress, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1905 to 1949. Mary was born in 1892 as Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1923 to 1975. Jean was born in 1900 as Gladys Georgianna Greene in Plattsburgh, New York, U.S.

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Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1905 to 1971. Gladys was born in 1888 as Gladys Constance Cooper in Hither Green, London, England.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for glitter, the spark that is you.

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Y is for young, the years never show!

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

Your name in reverse order is "Sydalg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Slgday". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Gladys born Dec 25, 1966

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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