Gloria

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412k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gloria

"Gloria" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Glory". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Glo"ri*a
A doxology (beginning Gloria Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches.A portion of the Mass ( Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used.The musical setting of a gloria.

Etymology: L., glory

Wiktionary

Latin gloria (“glory”), first used as a name in 19th century literature.

  1. A female given name. Popular during the first half of the 20th century.

Gloria was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Italian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Gloria

Gloria DeHaven is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1936 to 1936. Gloria was given the name Gloria Mildred DeHaven on July 23rd, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Gloria Vanderbilt is an artist, actress, fashion designer, and socialite. Gloria was given the name Gloria Laura Vanderbilt by her parents Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt on February 20th, 1924 in New York City, United States. Gloria is also known as Gloria Vanderbilt-DiCicco-Stokowski-Lumet-Cooper and named byTruman Capotein Answered Prayers.

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Gloria Estefan is a latin pop, dance-pop, dance music, and electronic dance music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1977. Gloria was given the name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1st, 1957 in Havana, Cuba.

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Gloria Steinem is a writer, journalist for ms., new york magazines, ms. (magazine), and new york (magazine). Gloria was given the name Gloria Marie Steinem on March 25th, 1934 in , Ohio, U.S.

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bell hooks is an author and academic. bell was given the name Gloria Jean Watkins on September 25th, 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

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Gloria Swanson was an actress and producer. Her career lasted from 1914 to 1981. Gloria was given the name Gloria May Josephine Swanson on March 27th, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Gloria is also known as Gloria Mae and Miss Gloria Swanson. She left this life on April 4th, 1983.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gloria

Gloria is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Thurn and Taxis. Gloria was born as the child of Joachim and Count of Schönburg-Glauchau on February 23rd, 1960 in Stuttgart.

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Todd Gloria is a Member of the San Diego City Council from the 3rd district, Interim Mayor of San Diego, and InterimMayor of San Diego. He was most active from 2008 to 2014. Todd was born on May 10th, 1978 in San Diego.

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Princess Maria da Glória is royalty. She holds the title prev. Crown Princess of Yugolavia and Duchess of Segorbe. Princess was born as the child of Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies on December 13th, 1946 in Petrópolis.

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Otto Glória was a soccer manager. Otto was born on January 9th, 1917 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left this life on September 4th, 1986.

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Leda Gloria was an actress. She was most active from 1929 to 1965. Leda was born on August 30th, 1912 in Rome. She died on March 16th, 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Gloria in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 7 7 0
1890 6 6 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 6 6 0
1894 11 11 0
1895 10 10 0
1897 10 10 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 39 39 0
1901 28 28 0
1902 23 23 0
1903 25 25 0
1904 32 32 0
1905 41 41 0
1906 42 42 0
1907 52 52 0
1908 71 71 0
1909 83 83 0
1910 115 115 0
1911 126 126 0
1912 159 159 0
1913 158 158 0
1914 192 192 0
1915 239 239 0
1916 331 331 0
1917 435 435 0
1918 516 516 0
1919 547 547 0
1920 1,017 1,017 0
1921 2,738 2,731 7
1922 4,510 4,497 13 #61 girl name
1923 5,317 5,310 7 #48 girl name
1924 6,545 6,535 10 #41 girl name
1925 9,403 9,378 25 #20 girl name
1926 9,234 9,197 37 #20 girl name
1927 8,562 8,534 28 #22 girl name
1928 8,152 8,115 37 #25 girl name
1929 7,571 7,540 31 #28 girl name
1930 7,645 7,604 41 #30 girl name
1931 8,581 8,547 34 #23 girl name
1932 7,856 7,810 46 #25 girl name
1933 6,784 6,753 31 #31 girl name
1934 6,840 6,809 31 #30 girl name
1935 6,376 6,348 28 #32 girl name
1936 6,164 6,139 25 #32 girl name
1937 6,371 6,331 40 #32 girl name
1938 6,334 6,300 34 #36 girl name
1939 5,971 5,939 32 #36 girl name
1940 8,077 8,025 52 #30 girl name
1941 9,052 9,005 47 #26 girl name
1942 9,494 9,446 48 #31 girl name
1943 9,721 9,683 38 #30 girl name
1944 10,003 9,967 36 #25 girl name
1945 11,086 11,038 48 #23 girl name
1946 11,723 11,686 37 #26 girl name
1947 12,660 12,625 35 #27 girl name
1948 11,724 11,687 37 #28 girl name
1949 11,910 11,876 34 #29 girl name
1950 11,064 11,036 28 #30 girl name
1951 10,987 10,949 38 #31 girl name
1952 10,498 10,464 34 #36 girl name
1953 9,717 9,678 39 #38 girl name
1954 8,949 8,917 32 #42 girl name
1955 8,589 8,558 31 #46 girl name
1956 7,958 7,921 37 #53 girl name
1957 7,141 7,115 26 #66 girl name
1958 6,161 6,132 29 #76 girl name
1959 5,958 5,923 35 #81 girl name
1960 5,985 5,955 30 #79 girl name
1961 5,721 5,691 30 #82 girl name
1962 5,119 5,105 14 #90 girl name
1963 4,549 4,535 14 #96 girl name
1964 3,986 3,964 22
1965 3,464 3,440 24
1966 2,873 2,858 15
1967 2,625 2,615 10
1968 2,261 2,255 6
1969 2,179 2,166 13
1970 2,058 2,042 16
1971 1,866 1,866 0
1972 1,635 1,619 16
1973 1,563 1,555 8
1974 1,432 1,421 11
1975 1,305 1,288 17
1976 1,174 1,174 0
1977 1,146 1,130 16
1978 1,055 1,048 7
1979 1,083 1,073 10
1980 1,080 1,070 10
1981 1,121 1,109 12
1982 1,084 1,074 10
1983 1,164 1,149 15
1984 1,058 1,048 10
1985 1,008 997 11
1986 995 976 19
1987 997 987 10
1988 949 937 12
1989 1,097 1,080 17
1990 1,195 1,179 16
1991 1,133 1,127 6
1992 1,118 1,112 6
1993 1,015 1,006 9
1994 979 979 0
1995 902 895 7
1996 932 927 5
1997 869 864 5
1998 885 885 0
1999 809 809 0
2000 842 842 0
2001 715 715 0
2002 778 778 0
2003 712 712 0
2004 723 723 0
2005 715 715 0
2006 701 701 0
2007 713 713 0
2008 740 740 0
2009 614 614 0
2010 588 588 0
2011 509 509 0
2012 581 581 0
2013 571 571 0
2014 569 569 0
2015 595 595 0
2016 563 563 0

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Popularity of Gloria as a first name

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Popularity of Gloria as a last name

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Common last names for Gloria

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  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Garcia
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Martinez
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Gonzalez

Common first names for Gloria

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gloria U.S.
  White 14.39% 64.26%
  African American 1.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 72.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gloria

People with the last name Gloria are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Gloria

  • How Popular is the name Gloria? Gloria is the 164th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gloria was the 6,888th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gloria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 412,473 babies born with the first name Gloria in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gloria to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gloria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Gloria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gloria is Monday, May 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Gloria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gloria was in 1947 with a total of 12,625 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gloria!
  • Random Gloria Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gloria ranks 49th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 515 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1951.
  • Weird things about the name Gloria: Your name in reverse order is Airolg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roilag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gloria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,878 people with the last name Gloria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gloria? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Gloria as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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