Given Name GLORIA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: GLAW-ree-ə (English), GLAW-rya (Italian)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "glory" in Latin. The name (first?) appeared in E. D. E. N. Southworth's novel 'Gloria' (1891) and subsequently in George Bernard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' (1898). It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).

Categories

actresses, angels, civil rights, literature, song titles, storms, theatre

Related Names

USER SUBMISSIONS: Glória, Glòria, Gloría
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