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Meaning of the Name Gladys

The first name Gladys is of Welsh, Latin, French origin. It is often a girl name. It has the following meaning(s):

Welsh: Derived from the Old Welsh Name Gwladys, a Variant of Claudia, Meaning Lame. Also Derived from the Welsh 'Gwledig', Meaning Territorial Ruler. Famous Bearer: British Actress Dame Gladys Cooper
Welsh: Form of Claudia, in Anglo-saxor: a Sword
Welsh: Lame
Latin: Sword
French: Variant of Claudia: a Feminine Form of Claud, a Variant of the Latin Claudium Meaning Lame. Claudia Was Mentioned in the Book of Timothy in the New Testament, and Has Been Common in the English-speaki

Similar Names

Gladis | Gwladys |

Related Names

Claudia  (Latin)
Dazzling (Claudine, Gladys)
Glad  (Welsh)
Diminutive of Gladys: Derived from the Old Welsh Name Gwladys, a Variant of Claudia, Meaning Lame. Also Derived from the Welsh 'Gwledig', Meaning Territorial Ruler

Additional Names

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