GLADYS
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh, English
PRONOUNCED: GLAD-is (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From 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).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Gwladus, Gwladys (Welsh), Claudia (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Claudia (Ancient Roman), Claudia (Biblical), Klavdiya (Bulgarian), Klaudija (Croatian), Klaudie (Czech), Claudia (Dutch), Claude, Claudie, Claudette, Claudine (French), Claudia (German), Claudia (Italian), Klaudia (Polish), Cláudia (Portuguese), Claudia (Romanian), Klavdiya, Klava (Russian), Klaudia (Slovak), Klavdija (Slovene), Claudia (Spanish), Klavdiya (Ukrainian)
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