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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #270 most popular

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 great, that describes you.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Your name in reverse order is "Sydalg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aldygs". 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 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gladys" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1975. Across the entire United States a total of only 310 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 north east? 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 Aug 7, 1981

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 Romania approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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

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