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Gladys came out of nowhere right around 1900 and took the baby naming world by storm, very quickly becoming highly popular. It stayed popular for about twenty years and then started to sink. I had a great-aunt named Gladys who was born in 1902. Because it was so trendy eighty to one hundred years ago, it is thought of as a typical old lady name. But hard as it is to believe eighty to one hundred years from now, Jennifer, Emily, Ashley, and Madison will be considered ugly old lady names!
Whilst this name was the 14th most popular girl's name in the United States in 1900, it also briefly featured in the boys' top 1,000 there in position no.672 in the same year. However, the majority only know this name as a once-popular girl's name and nowadays a granny name.
The name Gladys hasn't completely died out. It was given to 80 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
The name Gladys was given to 83 girls born in the US in 2015.
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