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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 glitter, the spark that is you.

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Y is for young, the years never show!

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

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

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


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 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gladys" ranks #16 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 327 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 8,062 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 new england region? 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 their career being from 1905 to 1949. Mary was born in 1892 as Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Jean Arthur

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


Gladys Cooper

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


Past life for Gladys born Oct 15, 1995

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 Western Australia 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. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.