Given Name GLADYS

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh, English
PRONOUNCED: GLAD-is (English)   [details]

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).


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VARIANTS: Gwladus, Gwladys (Welsh), Claudia (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Claud, Claude (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Claudia (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)