Meaning : Country, Country; nation,

Origin : Welsh, English,

Pronunciation : GLAD-is (English)  , GLAD iss,

Used : Variant of Gwladus, an old name of uncertain derivation, perhaps a Welsh feminine form of the Latin Claudius, an old Roman family name derived from claudus (lame).,

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Gladys Expression, Gladys Soul Urge, Gladys Inner Dream


Numerology information Gladys:

numerologyName Number: 5 Meaning: Motion, Change, Freedom, Diversity, Liberty, Choice, Interest, Search, Risk, Danger, Fear


Additional information Gladys:

additionalFrom Welsh word Gwlad

additionalGladys is a Welsh girls name of uncertain origin. It comes from the Old Welsh name "Gwladus", itself which probably derives from "Gwlad" meaning "Country; nation". However, there are suggestions that it could stem from "Gwledig" meaning "ruler", or even that it might be a Welsh version of Claudia. The name Gladys was popular in the early 1900s but has since faded into obscurity for new borns.

additionalLatin Meaning: The name Gladys is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Gladys is: Sword.

additionalAmerican Meaning: The name Gladys is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Gladys is: Sword.

additionalFrench Meaning: The name Gladys is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Gladys is: A feminine form of Claud, aLatin Claudium meaning lame. Claudia was mentioned in the book of Timothy in the New Testament, and has been common in the English-speaking world since the 16th century.

additionalWelsh Meaning: The name Gladys is a Welsh baby name. In Welsh the meaning of the name Gladys is: Derived from the old Welsh name Gwladys, a, meaning lame. Also derived from the Welsh 'gwledig', meaning territorial ruler. Famous bearer: British actress Dame Gladys Cooper.

additionalFrom the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).


Definition funny of Gladys:

urbanThe most amazing girl you will ever meet. She is smart, strong, and beautiful. Anyone would be happy to have her as a girlfriend; she is loving, caring, compassionate... ONE WORD: AMAZING

urbanDamn, my girl is a Gladys!

urbanThe most amazing girl . She's shy at first. She's funny, always laughing. She's smart. She's the kind of girl that will be there for you no matter what. She's loyal. She's awesome. She's beautiful. She's sweet and kind hearted.

urbanBoy 1: Damn look at that girl. Boy: She's a gladys.

urbanA hipster.

urbanGladys is a hipster with a monkey hat on.

urbanGay lady.


Expression information Gladys:

expressionPeople with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.


Soul information Gladys:

soulPeople with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.


Songs about Gladys:

songsYou're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (Instrumental Track With Background Vocals)[Karaoke in the style... by Easy Karaoke Players from the Album Easy Instrumental Hits, Vol. 33 (Karaoke Version)

songsMissing You (In the Style of Brandy & Tamia & Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan) [Performance Track with Demonstration... by Done Again from the Album Missing You (In the Style of Brandy & Tamia & Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan) [Performance Track with Demonstration Vocals] - Single

songsPlease Send Me Someone To Love [feat. Gladys Knight] by B. B. King from the Album How Blue Can You Get? / Classic Live Performanc

songsMissing You (In the Style of Tamia Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan)[Instrumental Only] by ProSource Karaoke from the Album Missing You (In the Style of Tamia Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan) [Karaoke Version] - Single

songsDecision at Glady Fork by Bryan Sutton from the Album Ready To Go

songsThat's What Friends Are For ((Instrumental Version - Flute) [In The Style Of Dionne Warwick,Gladys Knight,Elton... by The Versionarys from the Album Purely Instrumental 80s: No 1 Hits Vol. 2

songsMidnight Train To Georgia (Karaoke Instrumental Track)[In the style of Gladys Knight and the Pips] by ProSound Karaoke Band from the Album Karaoke - In the Style of Gladys Knight - EP (Professional Performance Tracks)


Books about Gladys:

booksGladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward and Christine Hunter (Jun 1, 1970)

booksGladys Aylward: The Courageous English Missionary Whose Life Defied All Expectations (Women of Faith (Bethany... by Catherine Swift (Jul 1989)

booksGladys Aylward: No Mountain Too High (Trailblazers) by Myrna Grant (Mar 20, 2003)

booksGladys Aylward: Missionary to China (Heroes of the Faith (Barbour Paperback)) by Sam Wellman (Jun 1, 1998)

booksGladys Aylward: Are you going to stop? (Little Lights) by Catherine MacKenzie (Sep 20, 2013)

booksGladys Knight and the Pips Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos) by R.B. Grimm (May 1, 2014)

booksGLADYS and CAPONE, the Untold Story by John Walton and Katherine Jordan (Aug 5, 2009)


Movies about Gladys:

moviesTorchlighters: The Gladys Aylward Story 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 34 mins Directed by: Robert Fernandez

moviesGladys Aylward: The Small Woman with a Great God 2009 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 2 mins Starring: Carol Purves Directed by: Robert Fernandez

moviesTorchlighters: Gladys Aylward 2008 NR - Runtime: 30 mins Starring: - Directed by: -

moviesGladys Aylward: The Small Woman With A Great God 2008 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 2 mins Starring: Carol Purves Directed by: -

moviesPete And Gladys Collection - Classic TV Shows - Starring: Harry Morgan and Cara Williams

moviesThe Best of Gus & Gladys -

moviesGladys Knight & the Pips Feat. Ray Charles: Live in Los Angeles 2008 NR - Starring: Ray Charles and Gladys Knight


Wiki information Gladys:

Gladys Knight
Rhythm and blues Artist, Film actor, TV program guest, Author, Musical Artist, Award Winner, Musician, Person or entity appearing in film, Composer, Award Nominee

Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for...

Gladys Knight & the Pips
Rhythm and blues Artist, Social network user, Musical Artist, Musical Group, Broadcast Artist, Award Winner, Person or entity appearing in film, Award Nominee, Hall of fame inductee

Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I...

Comments and insights on the name Gladys:

another name to think of is Kalidas \k(a)-li-das\ variant of Calida (Greek, Spanish), and the meaning of Kalidas is "most beautiful; heated, with warmth".

Personal experiences with the name Gladys:

Name of my old babysitter (whom I love dearly and am still in contact with), my cousin and aunt's housekeeper's name, and one of my great-grandmothers' names

I knew a woman named Gladney.

That's my name. I hated it growing up because I was the only Gladys I knew who was younger than 60. Everyone spells it wrong: Glayds, Gladis etc. Lots and lots of jokes about Gladwrap as a child. Also when everyone else's name meant 'princess' or 'beloved' I had many jokes directed at me about being 'lame' or 'disabled'.

Nicknames for Gladys:

Glad, Gladdy

Meanings and history of the name :

It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Claudia (Latin) "lame". The name was used in several Edwardian romantic novels.

Famous real-life people named Gladys:

Gladys Knight, African-American singer
Gladys Cooper, English actress
Gladys Aylward, English missionary whose story inspired the film "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"

Gladys in song, story & screen:

Gladys Kravitz, nosy neighbor on the American sitcom "Bewitched"
"Pete and Gladys", 1960s TV comedy
Gladys Hotchkiss, quick-witted secretary in the play and film, "The Pajama Game"
Book and movie about Gladys Alward:
The Small Woman by Alan Burgess
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman.
Miss Gladys Glotz, in the internet comic blog, "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats" - secretary to Mr. Smottle, principal of Hazzick Flats High School.