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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 2017 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 Gayldl. How do you pronounce that?

What Gladlys Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Gladly born Feb 22, 1964

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 Africa approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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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.