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Origin and Meaning of Gladly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Glad"ly
  1. Preferably; by choice.(Obs)
  2. With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly."The common people heard him gladly." [Mark xii. 37.]

Etymology: From Glad (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. In a willing manner ("this was gladly agreed to")

From Middle English gladly, gladliche, from Old English glædlīċe (“gladly”), equivalent to glad +‎ -ly. Compare Danish glædelig (“joyful”), Icelandic gleðilegur (“delightful”). More at glad, -ly.

Fun Facts about the name Gladly

  • When was the first name Gladly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gladly is Tuesday, April 29th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Gladly? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gladly. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gladly: Your name in reverse order is Yldalg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Allgyd. How do you pronounce that?

What Gladlys Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Gladly born Jun 12, 2005

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 Spain approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.