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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gladwin

"Gladwin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Happy friend". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Gladwin

Gladwin was born on June 16th, 1914. He passed away on September 19th, 1992.


Gladwin was born on August 28th, 1988. Gladwin is also known as Sibabalwe Mzazi.


Gladwin Kotelawala is a politician.


Gladwin Shitolo is a sports team member for the Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gladwin

Joe Gladwin was an actor. His career lasted from 1957 to 1987. Joe was given the name Joseph Gladwin on January 22nd, 1906 in Ordsall, Greater Manchester. Joe is also known as Joe Gladwyn. He breathed his last breath on March 11th, 1987.


Ben Gladwin is a soccer player for the Queens Park Rangers F.C., Reading F.C., Aldershot Town F.C., Wallingford Town F.C., Hayes & Yeading United F.C., Salisbury City F.C., Windsor & Eton F.C., Burnham F.C., Reading Town F.C., Marlow F.C., Swindon Town F.C., and Bristol City F.C. Ben was born on June 8th, 1992 in Reading, Berkshire.


John Gladwin is a christian bishop. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. John was born on May 30th, 1942.


Cliff Gladwin was a cricketer. Cliff was born on April 3rd, 1916 in Doe Lea, Derbyshire, England. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 1988.


Phil was born on November 28th, 1963.


Andi Gladwin is a magic (illusion), lecturer, and magician. Andi was born in 1983 in Newent.


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Popularity of Gladwin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gladwin U.S.
  White 93.57% 64.26%
  African American 2.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gladwin

People with the last name Gladwin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gladwin

  • How Popular is the name Gladwin? Gladwin is the 50,814th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gladwin was the 40,261st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gladwin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40 babies born with the first name Gladwin in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gladwin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gladwin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gladwin is Wednesday, July 27th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Gladwin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gladwin was in 1915 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gladwin: Your name in reverse order is Niwdalg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nwaldig. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gladwin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 544 people with the last name Gladwin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gladwin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gladwin as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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