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Popularity
267k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gladys

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188020200
188140400
188246460
188371710
188492920
188591910
18861311310
18872012010
18883143140
18894144140#96 girl name
18905255250#82 girl name
18916336330#70 girl name
18928678670#65 girl name
18931,0171,0170#58 girl name
18941,2581,2580#47 girl name
18951,4701,4646#41 girl name
18961,7621,7575#33 girl name
18971,7461,7379#32 girl name
18982,1452,1369#27 girl name
18992,2362,2288#20 girl name
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19012,6862,67610#11 girl name
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19032,6862,67412#14 girl name
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19218,8368,81323#24 girl name
19228,0628,04121#25 girl name
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19266,6586,63127#35 girl name
19276,4536,41538#37 girl name
19285,8255,79332#41 girl name
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19305,0885,06325#48 girl name
19314,3774,34730#55 girl name
19324,1994,18316#54 girl name
19333,6173,58532#60 girl name
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19382,6062,59016
19392,4392,41722
19402,2562,24511
19412,2372,22116
19422,1982,1917
19432,1122,1120
19441,9071,9007
19451,7071,7070
19461,7201,7146
19471,8201,8200
19481,6081,6026
19491,5531,5449
19501,5311,5310
19511,4551,4505
19521,3081,3035
19531,3671,3670
19541,2691,2609
19551,2341,2286
19561,1761,1715
19571,0721,0720
19589569515
19598528466
19608618610
19618178170
19627157150
19636956896
19646286280
19655785780
19664354350
19674424420
19683823820
19693993990
19703693645
19713443440
19722432430
19732702700
19742672670
19753103100
19762622575
19772702700
19782012010
19792372370
19802912910
19812612556
19822922920
19832212165
19842272270
19852562560
19862312310
19872422366
19882432430
19892652650
19904484480
19913373325
19923123120
19933203200
19942892890
19952832830
19962772770
19972492490
19981921920
19992142140
20001841840
20011841840
20021981980
20031901900
20041861860
20052022020
20062072070
20071601600
20081351350
20091201200
20101031030
201181810
201281810
201369690
201473730

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 first appeared 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 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gladys" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 60 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1939. Across the entire United States a total of 2,439 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Gladys" mean?

Gladys (Welsh): Country

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

G is for golden, memories you share.

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

S is for special, you are, you know!

Your name in reverse order is "Sydalg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yslagd". 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.

Where is the name Gladys popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gladys in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Gladys

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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Past life for Gladys born Oct 10, 1951

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 Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Gladys

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