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PronouncedPron.GLAD-!s English

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).
VariantsGwladus, Gwladys Welsh Claudia English
Masculine FormsClaud, Claude English
Other Languages & CulturesClaudia Ancient Roman Claudia Biblical Klavdiya Bulgarian Clàudia Catalan 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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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute